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Moonstonelov…'s loves315 of 12104Threaded bowl for IDEarly Charles Lotton miniature celadon/blue swirl iridescent footed bowl, 1973
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    Posted 5 years ago

    shareurpas…
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    Hi CW friends. My apologies for posting and running lately...I've been so busy I almost don't know which way to turn next, but I can tell you I miss all of you very much.

    Here's a ring my mother gave me that I believe was my great grandfathers ring and i know many of you really know the old old jewelry. This one looks to be hand made as you can see the setting around this amazing ruby is quite uneven. And look at the last photo...I swear it was the strangest thing, it almost looked as if my g-g pa was looking at me thru the lens!

    This ring is heavy at 8.9 grams and fits my index finger. Although I'm really afraid to wear it much. I have a bad habit of digging in the dirt, planting, turning etc... the Native American side of me always finds solace there, allowing me to sort out life in general.

    Anyway, I wanted to share this with you and I also noticed that there is a hallmark I've not seen before. It's either a "+14" or a...wait, it's not a plus at all, I just looked at it again (no wonder I couldn't find anything on a +14 (Doh) It looks almost like a tree or crown??? wow, I'm really puzzled now and not sure I can get a pic at the moment but I'll try. So say it's a leaf, then a line that seems to seperate the two symbols within the rectangle and then the 4. I'm now having a better thought that it may be from Poland...maybe Russia...and yes, I am what has been dubbed as a "heinz 57"!!! haha

    So I won't mark this as unsolved yet, I'll see what I can find when I get the chance. I want to stick around tonite to see what I've been missing!!! I also have a few other things to share as well...I've been doin' the I spy thing myself and come up with some real beauties!

    Here's a pic of the hallmark on the ring. Very hard to see but the pic on the left side of the 4 looks like it has 5 points altogether, almost like a crown at the top. I've taken a quick look for it but have no idea and could use a little help with that. Thanks.

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/175268-great-grandparents?in=user

    Enjoy my friends!

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    Comments

    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Katherine for the love!
    2. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Great story, share, and I look forward to hearing what the experts may say about your very handsome ring. :)
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks! Meee too! I would look now but I need to enjoy being here for a minute...a long needed break! ;) Thank you!
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Nicefice for the love and comment. I appreciate that.
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love Lee! Nice to see you and I hope you are well!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      What a beautiful ring and the fact that it was your Great Grandfathers' ring makes it even better.
    7. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Coolest post Share! Smiling from the start.
      I love your ring and your free running commentary.
    8. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Very pretty ring and great memories for you. The stone is a beauty. :-)
    9. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      This is so awesome love the stone, great post
    10. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the awesome comment and love jscott! GGPa does make it a bit special, right?! Thanks ;)
    11. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 5 years ago
      What a fabulous ring!
    12. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen! Much appreciated. When that relative came here from Poland, I was told that he was a Court Translator. When asking my mom about it now, she looks at me like I'm nuts! Nothing new there though...hahaha I'll post a pic of him and my great grandmother.
    13. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks you Jean for the love and sweet comment! I appreciate that and yes, it does bring great memories!
    14. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid, very kind of you to say ;)
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the comment miss I spy herself!!! I love that pic you have.
    16. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks all for the loves;
      Rick, vet, aura and mike!
    17. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love themuse. Greatly appreciated.
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love aura!
    19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love Ted, Trey and Rose! Always appreciated!
    20. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      Here's some thanks to those I missed. I still appreciate it though!!!

      Newfld
      NevadaBlades
      AmatoorPikr
      LuluX
      Elisabethan
      Ted_Straub
      Agram.m

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