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I am trying to find the value of my baby ring it is 14 kt gold weighs .6 oz the markings on the back read 14 kt B&F
It was Purchased in 1960 in Paterson New Jersey.If that helps

Dear Charles,

The only accurate means to put a value on the ring is to have a seller of estate jewelry appraise the ring.  Gold buyers will tell you the value for the metal, as if scrap only and not a fair market value.  Estate jewelry dealers specialize in older jewelry items and this does not mean visiting an antique store.  The company in the link does excellent appraisal work and deal often in older and estate items. I recommend you contact them with your question and see if they are able to recommend a reputable contact in your area.  It looks like they are reworking the website but there appears to be a contact link. They are located here:   Franklin Square LP, 9648 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37922
Phone:(865) 693-3097

Best Wishes and God Bless.  Thomas  

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