Question i recently got a ring from a friend who said she got it from her husband who had served in the US navy in ww2. i was wandering if you could tell me if this is real or if it is worth anything. on the back inside of the band is what looks like the number 800 but could be something else with the sig runes next to it engraved.
Answer Although the ring looks wonderful, detailing and highly polished, sadly most of these are 1960s fantasy pieces. They DID exist and most if not all were made by Norwegian jewelers and would be marked as such. It has good qualities as it is marked "800" and excellent workmanship although most of these type rings weren't made of silver at all. A few questions, where was your friends husband stationed and what ship was he on? Can you post some pictures of the inside of the band to see the markings?
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