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WWI US 3rd infantry silver and enamel ring

Article about: Just for something different, I thought that I'd post a US ring for a change. I picked this one up some time ago in my old home town from a grand daughter of a WWI Vet. It's made of 830 silv

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    Just for something different, I thought that I'd post a US ring for a change. I picked this one up some time ago in my old home town from a grand daughter of a WWI Vet. It's made of 830 silver-which tells us that it's a European made ring. Most countries stopped using 830 silver in the 1920's, so that pretty well marks it as a WWI period ring as well. This one sports some attractive royal blue enamel stripes and has a nice decoration on the shoulders. Oddly enough, the table of the ring with the enamel looks to be attached by a center rivet and makes one wonder what Other designs the maker may have used with the setting, besides the 3rd Division's.
    The 3rd Division was raised in 1917 and proved itself bravely at the Marne, where it stoutly held it's ground despite the other units falling back in a rush. It came away with the nickname "The Rock of the Marne" for this action. The Division is still, of course, in operation today and has been in action in just about every conflict since.

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    William

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    Nice ring William. Not often we see US rings here.
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    Very cool piece.

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    Nice ring William.

    I used to have a 3rd Div ring (long gone now) it had the unit insignia in enamel with 19 on each shank for the date, 1919, and "Germany" under the div flash.

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