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Identifying a Gold Ring


#1

Hi,

I think it’s great, sharing such as I found here. I
stumbled on this site trying to identify a ring, which has been lying
around for ages. It’s not my wife’s - it would be pretty embarrassing
if it is an heirloom and we just can’t remember.

Anyway, the ring has some numbers and letters on the inside of the
band:18KHSF or 18KHGF or maybe it’s an E on the end. I would assume
the 18K means 18 karat but I was trying to understand the rest. After
that inscription is a circle with an upper case “A” or a delta symbol
in it. On the top of the ring are 3 rows of 7 diamond-like stones.
The stones are round and about 1.5 to 2 mm in diameter. My guess is
that it is a women’s ring - it fits on my little finger. Any
would be greatly appreciated.

R. Penman


#2
18KHSF or 18KHGF  

HEAVY GOLD FILLED, the ring is probabaly plated over base metal.
don


#3

HGE is an abbreviation for heavy gold electroplate, the other symbol
may be a manufacturers mark.

Steven Brixner - Jewelry Designer - San Diego CA USA
mailto:@Steven_Brixner4
http://www.brixnerdesign.com


#4

Look at the mark and see if it is 18kHGP if so it is probably
Hamilton Gold Plate. A company that marketed a large quantity of
costume jewelry and used the HGP mark to identify their line of gold
plated goods. Frank Goss


#5

Mr. Penman, I’m sure many others will jump on this, but what you are
seeing stamped inside is “18KHGE”, meaning 18K Heavy Gold
Electroplate. Sounds like an old, costume jewelry ring, with all
stones probably a diamond simulant. No likely value, unless it is in
very good shape and very old, then should be looked at by an antique
expert. Good luck, JMF


#6
    Anyway, the ring has some numbers and letters on the inside of
the band:18KHSF or 18KHGF or maybe it's an E on the end.   

It is probably HGE- Heavy Gold Electroplate. The ring is probably
plated base metal.

Richard D. Hamilton
A goldsmith on Martha’s Vineyard
Fabricated 14k, 18k, 22k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography,
CAD/CAM…
http://www.rick-hamilton.com


#7
Anyway, the ring has some numbers and letters on the inside of the
band:18KHSF or 18KHGF or maybe it's an E on the end.  I would
assume the 18K means 18 karat but I was trying to understand the
rest. 

My guess would be 18KHGE, which would be the standard stamp for 18K-
Heavy Gold Electroplate. From my understanding (I don’t electroplate)
you have a ring with a thicker plating of Gold, maybe 7-10 mils vs.
3-4 mils. The thickness I am guessing at, but that is what HGE stands
for. As far as the other mark, I have no idea. Larry Durnings Rings &
Things


#8

The GF combination suggests Goldfilled to me. H may mean hard.

Dan Woodard
Indian Jewelers Supply Co.