Back on August 32st, Janice did her Tuesday Treasure on a brooch, dug up by her Dad. It reminded me of this ring.
About 74 years ago, my Dad , as a 5 year old, found this ring in the dirt at his home in Newmarket, Brisbane. It didn't belong to his mother or the aunts who lived either side. They had all built their homes about 1920 on what was then a new estate.
He was allowed to keep it. It was one of his boyhood treasures, and he gave it to me in my early 20s. It's not gold, probably brass, as it can make my finger green. It does polish up very nicely and I should have done that for this photo. On the band inside the ring is 'M 08' or at least that's what it looks like.
I assume the stone is glass, but secretly hope it is a ruby or garnet. Dad and I have thought is might be a jeweller's sample, made to showcase a design. It was worn at some time as it does have slight wear marks or maybe that was caused by sitting in dirt for an unknown number of years.
I have always been too embarrassed to take it to a jeweller. So if anyone out there can shed any light on it, I would be interested to hear from you.
Have a look at the other treasures on show this week at Clare's Craftroom.
Take care everyone,