Cuznerfan wrote:Hello CaptDarling
The special town mark of the anchor flanked by 2 'c's denoting the bi-centenery of the Birmingham Assay Office was only used on certain punches and were used at the request of the maker, the other punches just had the usual anchor symbol. Your ring is dated 1973-4.
As for the maker of your ring it was B. Stych and Co Ltd, Manufacturing jewellers, 7 Augusta Street, Birmingham and later of 12/13 Frederick Street, Birmingham. I hope this helps.
Thanks Craig 'Cuznerfan', that's a great reply and explains a lot.
Another verification I'm looking for has a story to it. I have recently had my Mothers wedding ring enlarged slightly to fit myself. My Mothers original ring was cut off due to swelling when she was pregnant in 1962 with my late brother. The original ring was repaired by my wife some time ago. Mother, being very old fashioned, was concerned about being pregnant and not wearing a ring at the time, thus, my father went out and bought the one I am now wearing. According to some basic research and being told it seemed quite old, I was shocked to find out it was well over 100 years old and would have been vintage when my Dad bought it.
The info I believe to be correct is, a Henry Aston, Birmingham ring, 22c Gold c1849 (the capital 'A' date appears to fit in with the man himself rather than his family which would widen the date range)? It would be wonderful if someone could confirm or dismiss this.
Fingers Crossed, Ta