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First, apologies if you were not the correct person to contact.

I bought this ring (see pictures) at an antiques flea market many years ago. I'm getting ready to sell it and just noticed a mark next to the "10K" stamp that might help me determine if it really is an antique, how old it is, and what the value is.

My thanks in advance.


Hi Irene,

Unfortuntely, the only real way to determine if your jewelry is truly an antique would be by going to an antique jeweler and have the ring inspected by them. Antiques need to be looked at up close and in person by an expert on antique jewelry. The 10k stamp means it is 10 karat gold. Hope that helps.  

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