Also used in dating items are the telltale signs that the ring spent thousands of years in the soil.
The evidence is known as “porosity”, which is fine surface pitting (oxidation, corrosion) caused by extended burial in caustic soil.
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However, if there are no markings on a piece, then we must turn to other methods of dating.
The style of clasps will often give us a relatively good idea of how old a piece is.
When cared for properly, antique engagement rings will last several lifetimes!The T Bar clasp is one of the earliest styles of clasps for brooches and pins. The pin extended slightly over the edge and had no locking or holding mechanism.C clasps were also popular during the Victorian era.Accurate dating of ancient rings is more difficult than dating coins, which often can be attributed to an exact year, and sometimes even the city in which it was minted.Dating rings must take into account the shape and style, the inscription or symbols contained on it, and the environment in which it was found. So see below how to date antique jewelry and antiquities.