Hello, I just had possession, for a very short while, of a family ring on its way to the next generation. Evidence for dating this ring was not strong with me and I made some quick photos in the hope of help from the forum. I am sorry the photographic quality is not as good as I like to upload. Photos are below.
Please is there first anything stylistically that can give a date? Second the marks with my lens show an obvious 18ct. There is a square rubbed cartouche that could be the London Guild mark and my assumption is that the maker’s mark is “LAT”.
I believed the ring to be late Victorian. But looking at “silvermakermarks” site the closest option I found was “IAT” a Georgian (1830’s) watchcase maker, Joseph Abram Tyas”. With family “geography” Newcastle or Sheffield (England) would seem to be the most likely centres to have produced the ring. Any help please?