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Mahler, SpitfireVb
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by SpitfireVb

Is it true that if a maker’s mark or silver mark is on the outside of the shank, a ring can‘t be German Third Reich period? OK, on 95% of our rings, the stamps are inside the shank or the back of the cartouche. The only two rings in my collection that have a stamp on the outside are a Finnish one and a Dutch one. Finally, I was informed by someone who usually knows what he’s talking about that no German ring has a makers mark or hallmark on the outside.

Is this really true? You guys also know what you’re talking about. It’s a question that comes up reasonably often. I would appreciate your advice.
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by Mahler
Not exactly true, some countries have laws that imported jewelry must be stamped to show it's imported silver. Some rings are stamped on the outside of the ringband because of it. Also, if you have a Finnish ring that has the silver content stamped in numbers instead of the finnish silverstamp, it's most likely foreign ring that someone bought outside of Finland.
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by Mahler
It's a tool you put the ring on, like a steel stick and you can hammer it without bending it, it's also used to reshape a ring that's bent / been squeezed.
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by benten
Stephen, it’s good you put this topic here again.

Mahler, I didn’t know how they marked a ring at the outside; you picture shows it very well .

Here a skullring, I presume it's original ? marked inside with the German stamp for silver: 835 . Unfortunatelly cleaned by the German jewler, where I bought the ring.

Outside the ring is on the backside a Dutch curled V-stamp , which stands for foreign silver imported to Holland.
PLease see pics:
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by SpitfireVb
Thanks, Mahler. I guess that's possible in some cases but that Finnish ring is no repro.
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