Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Wwii us? China? Ring?

  1. #1

    Default Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Name:  ring-3.jpg
Views: 344
Size:  54.3 KB-ring.jpg-ring-2.jpg-ring-1.jpg

    I did not really know where I should post this bu I hope here will work. Need help identifying this ring. Marked china on one side and 1945 on the other. with chinese characters inside. it appears to be an adjustable ring but is very heavy duty .

  2. #2

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Looks to ba a nice souvenir of 1945 China. As you probably know, Claire Chenault's
    CBI fighter group, the 'Flying Tigers' were based there, and it could be from
    someone who served with them, and they either sent it home
    or brought it back.

    The emblem is the head/face of a Chinese dragon, though it's upside-down
    in your second photo.............
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 04-15-2011 at 12:48 AM.


  3. #3

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Hi Steve I looked at this dang thing for an hour trying to figure out what was on the front and you noticed instantly! I see the dragon now. Do you know where I could get someone to translate the inside?

  4. #4

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    I used to wear a detailed, three dimensional sterling silver Chinese dragon
    ring back in the '70's............

    As far as deciphering the characters, someone here may be able to !
    I'm sure we have Chinese friends here who would be willing,
    but only if they read the thread !


  5. #5

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    That would be great! Its weird to me that its adjustable (though you would probably need a tool to adjust it because it does not budge manually) because of how heavy and well made it is . I would not be surprised if it was sterling. I will try to get better photo's of the inside up just incase anyone can make it out. Thanks for you help!

  6. #6

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Not easy. Any help in translation would be appreciated!


  7. #7

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Just wanted to let you know I was able to find a translator it reads "Silver" "Chengdu"

  8. #8

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Usually, any hallmarks inside the band of a ring will be the maker and/or
    the grade of precious metal used, so it is not surprising that it
    says this. Great that you found out what it reads !


  9. #9

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Hi, I read your post by accident. The Chinese reads from upper "Cheng Du" to lower "Wen Yin". Chengdu is a big city in south-western China and it might be the place this ring is made. Wen Yin means the silver with a purity of 93.5374% which literally means "pure silver"


  10. #10

    Default Re: Wwii us? China? Ring?

    Excellent US Serviceman's souvenir heavy silver Chinese Dragon ring! No cheap trinket here-this was a quality man's ring! Nice piece!

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. US WWII Army Ring

    By buellmeister in forum Insignia, Flags and regalia
    04-03-2010, 01:26 AM
  2. Wartime WWII Period Ring

    By Richard Kimmel in forum Collections display
    05-26-2009, 06:51 PM
  3. WWII US gas mask bag?? from China??

    By huddyhuddy in forum Equipment and Field gear
    12-06-2008, 08:19 AM