Well that was a challenge reading thorough all those comments! I'm glad you all had a good discussion about this piece. Thanks for all the interesting feedback.
Did anyone comment on the Inside construction of the ring?
its not solid, its a rolled gold band.
this is not a sign of quality.
I think this topic Might be a staged promotion of the ring.
From the initial post's description:
"The work appears to have been done on a sheet of silver which was then secured to the body of the ring, having been rolled over in bands. A raised stylized "KB" hallmark is evident on the inside of the band. The ring once had a powder coating of yellow gold, almost certainly 24 karat, but only a hint of that surface remains, with largely only the sterling silver base remaining visible."
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
So some rich ponce has shelled out a working mans yearly salary for this.. so what? Let them be happy and rejoice, they can play "pop the ring into the egg - and take it back out again" all day long for all i care. This kind of bling-bling always stays in the same circles anyway, and doesn't encroach into the "real hobby" so who`s bothered. And seriously, there are only two people in the world who would want it, Bam Margera or Flavor Flave.
Barnfind (Berchtesgaden). :-)
Claiming some magazine provenance is useless.
Donning the mantle of a COA likewise - most are not worth the paper they are printed on.
Stating that the bauble is something or other because of some documentation, which for some reason or other can not be shown here, is neither here nor there.
The ring once had a powder coating of yellow gold, almost certainly 24 karat, but only a hint of that surface remains, with largely only the sterling silver base remaining visible.
This must be their copy writer using the wrong terminology—I have used powder coating on the chassis of race cars in my past and IMO it is not a process for fine or small objects or depositing 24 karat gold:
...maybe the writer meant "plating" but I am not a jewellery maker but either way as you rightly mention there should be more evidence of "gold" coating on those sections not subject to wear by the various owners......my precious!
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