Reflected is a ring that is made of steel reflecting the WWI Iron Cross & oakleaves also the date 1914. On one side of the ring it reads "Gab Ich in Schwererzeit ihm Gold fuer dieses Eisen" Translated: In hard times I gave him gold for this iron" the word "Him" indicates the Fatherland. On the other side of the ring it reads" Dem Alten Vaterland Die Treue zu Weisen" Translated: To Honor my Old Fatherland. below this is DHG,NY(Deutsche Heimats Gruppe, New York).
I would say that this is a very seldom found ring, as this was a donation conducted by a loyal German in the USA at the onset of WWI.