I would like to pick the collective orchid brain if I could. I
just received an old ring that belonged to my father and am trying
to get some info on it. As I am told, he traded cigarettes and
chocolate for it in occupied germany in 1945, it seems this was
common practice at the time.
The ring is stamped “585”. It is some carat of gold but I suspect
it is low as there is some amount of tarnish. Does anyone know what
this stamp signifies? It is a crude construction but it has a very
nice cameo carved from a white on black agate. If anyone can shead
some light on this piece or post-war german jewelry in general I
would be very greatfull.