Victorian Masonic Seal Ring (18 CARAT GOLD CASED Stamp). Please study the photos, they are integral to the description and condition. Often, antique jewellery is described as gold-cased. The jewellery described as being gold-cased are Georgian and Victorian pieces such as seals, fobs, watches and small pendants. Gold-cased is another term for rolled gold, a long lasting form of plating.
The process for rolled gold was invented in Birmingham in 1785 and was to be further developed in Birmingham over the next decades. It required a thick sheet of gold to be soldered to a thick sheet of brass. The ratio of the thickness of the two sheets would vary from 1:10 to 1:100. The double sheet was then rolled out to a thin sheet. The sheet lent itself to being punched and engraved and was very hard-wearing and durable.
Sometimes the base used is of silver with the gold sheet placed on top. This is also called gold-cased.Rolled gold or gold-cased is not the same as gold plate jewellery. Gold plating was invented in the 1840s and involved a process by which gold (or silver) was deposited on a metal base using electric current. It is a less durable process than rolled gold or gold casing, with a thinner coating of gold. The item "Vintage/Antique Victorian Masonic Seal Ring (18 CARAT GOLD CASED Stamp)" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Masonic\Rings & Watches".
The seller is "topmogstar2" and is located in Gloucester, Gloucestershire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay.