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#350950 08/05/2021 12:54 PM
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I reckon I already know what you will say smile but I would value your opinions on this ring. It's a good looker for sure but I doubt whether it is genuine Third Reich. It looks like gold but I don‘t believe that it is. There are a couple of marks inside the band but they are all but unintelligible.
Thanks guys,
Stephen

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SpitfireVb #350962 08/05/2021 11:14 PM
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Looks like a nice Phat biker ring , overall design doesn’t look 1940s

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SpitfireVb #350963 08/05/2021 11:55 PM
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I would say your suspicion that it is a fantasy piece is correct. It would be highly unlikely the SS would use gold anyway as they considered silver a more “pure” element.

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SpitfireVb #350966 08/06/2021 03:17 PM
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Mike, we know from period sources that also gold SS rings were offered for private sale.

SpitfireVb #350969 08/06/2021 05:19 PM
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Antonio, very interesting! I did not know that. Thanks for your knowledge.

SpitfireVb #350970 08/06/2021 08:37 PM
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Agree, there is plenty of examples of them using gold. Here is my post war gold HR. Some soldier must have wanted it made this way.

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Mikee #350975 08/07/2021 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikee
Agree, there is plenty of examples of them using gold. Here is my post war gold HR. Some soldier must have wanted it made this way.

I hardly doubt (to be honest I don't believe at all), for many reasons, a SS Honor Ring was ever made in Gold, nor "Gold plated". IMO all this is only another (of the many in this field) invented story.

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Antonio, very interesting! I did not know that. Thanks for your knowledge.

Here Mike you can clearly see what I mean (see attached picture). wink

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SpitfireVb #350976 08/07/2021 07:47 PM
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Antonio- thank you for posting the period advertisement! Also agree about SS honor rings, they were not made in gold. But post war anything is possible.

SpitfireVb #350984 08/08/2021 03:00 AM
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Can’t say I recall ever seeing a gold SS ring like the advert above from Antonio, or any other ss ring , must be scarce

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Want to clarify,

I never said that period Honor rings were ever made of gold. I was agreeing to the SS ring made in gold and that they absolutely used gold not just silver. Thank you.

SpitfireVb #351044 08/10/2021 02:22 AM
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I have many period advertisements for rings that were never made. Offered in materials, designs that were never put in to production. There are many reasons but thats for another topic..

I would welcome to see that exact ring in Antonios advert in gold!

Stephen,, it might be gold! All it takes is a 2 min test at the local jewelers! I agree it doesn't have the right style, quality etc for a 3rd reich era ring... BUT,,if you got it a long time ago and it turns out to be even 10k gold,,,well with the price of gold lately you could use it towards a 'more authentic' 3rd reich ring! wink

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