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Unknown Ring!
Unknown Ring!  
Hi, I'm Victoria, & my aunt recently passed away and I inherited two rings from her. It's so pretty but it doesn't have anying markings on it. I'm not even sure if it's a ring. I seen in your memo that you have rules about asking questions and I'm going to be honestly and say I'm confused and if what I'm asking you isn't in your memo, I do apologies.  Just a little lost. But I'll attach pictures.

Hi Victoria,
I am not a jeweler and usually cannot answer questions about rings and ring designs. However, I might have an idea for you to further investigate.
Are these rings a little larger than usual? If yes, these might be napkin rings, where a cloth napkin is rolled and held together by one of these rings slipped over it.
Just an idea. Sorry that I cannot be of more help.

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Uwe Richard Kackstaetter, Ph.D. (Dr.K)


I can answer questions concerning minerals, mineralogy, gems, metals, and anything that has to do with geology. However, I am NOT a jeweler. Questions about values, settings, gem stone cuts and appraisals are best directed to other experts on this site. I can however aide in the identification of unknown mineral materials. As a public service and part as training for new geoscientists, our university department provides FREE mineral identification for individuals. Please contact me for details or go to for details..


I am a professor of applied geology and mineralogy with many hours of field experience. Furthermore, I enjoy recreational gold prospecting and mineral collecting. As a professor I am engaged in research concerning minerals and their occurrence.

Member of the GPAA (Gold Prospectors Association of America) as well as the Association of Environmental Geochemists. Member of the GSA (Geologic Society of America) Member of the AIPG (American Institute of Professional Geologists)

Here is a small sampling: Mineral-rock handbook: Rapid-easy mineral-rock determination : written for anyone interested in minerals and rocks - Proctor, Peterson, and Kackstaetter;Macmillan Pub. Co. (New York and Toronto and New York) Physical Geology Laboratory e-Manual [CD-ROM], Kackstaetter, Earth Science Education LLC Colorado Front Range Self-guided Geology Field Trips, Kackstaetter,

Ph.D. in Applied Geology and Mineralogy. I am actively teaching courses in mineralogy and a variety of field courses with mineral collecting opportunities. Background in precious metal exploration.

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