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Sheffield Mystery ring

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This is an article written by a local news paper regarding a ring that was discovered in Newfoundland Canada in the 1920’s by my great grand father. I have been told it may have been made in Sheffield between 1750 and 1820. Just wondering if anyone would have any info on this type of ring. 

 

 

 

 

https://www.gulfnews.ca/living/tragedy-superstition-and-mystery-surround-antique-ring-discovered-in-port-aux-basques-garden-175353/

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A very interesting and unusual story.

You might want to contact the Sheffield Assay Office, who might be able to identify the maker and the year of manufacture from the assay marks.

The Sheffield Assay Office did not come into existence until 1773, all such work having previously been undertaken in London, and so, your ring may predate this.

However, if anyone could help you, they might be a good starting point.

Sheffield Assay Office, Guardian's Hall, Beulah Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, S6 2AN

Main Switchboard: 0114 231 2121
Main Fax: 0114 233 9079

Email: info@assayoffice.co.uk

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