Ah yes, i understand.
But this "chip" could also being from loosing the soldering material at this place - this ring (if original) for sure was closed band and soldered.
Nevertheless, building a sure opinion only on pics is always hard, sometimes impossible ;-)
But while seeing the backsite-shot i am more in the "like it gang".
02-24-2015 06:03 AM
So what should a guy pay for a ring in this condition?
Assuming it to be the real deal?
Also I would like to also ask your opinion about soldering an original ring.
Does it hurt the value or resale value?
Non-silver with worn plating, fragile, unwearable and broken in 2 places....Nothing more than 50 dollars max, would be my estimate.
As far as Fixing it, soldering non-silver is always difficult. Probably not a whole lot, though, that you could do to damage it much more. It could, presumably, be soldered in the 2 breaks and even re-plated, if you would want, but you still would have about a 50 dollar ring at the end.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
So then soldering ANY original ring would not necessarily hurt its value?
I wouldn't be trying to repair a relic ring at ALL, it loses it's history IMO.
For the ring in question, if you really love it then maybe $100 might be the max price but ONLY IF you know the history of it. e.g location of discovery. For instance, I paid a reasonable amount for my relic skull ring but ONLY because I knew it was found on former SS positions in North Karelia.
Sounds like you bought it from MAXIM
I just bought 2 rings from him out of the classified section and would like to get more when they get started again in the spring
There is more than 1 digger who covers the area but yes, I have done business with Maxim in the past.
Yes I would like to purchase more off Max or any of the others. Astounding photos of there works!!!