❄Mudlark’s Advent, Day 21❄
Following on with the theme of things I know not much of, here’s a pretty little love knot ring. I’m presuming it’s late Victorian, and still trying to work out what kind of metal it is.
The brilliant minds on Thames Mudlarking Finds have suggested the following: pinchbeck alloy, copper, copper alloy, bronze, nickel, silver. The test for silver is to use “spit and silver foil, and if it smells like rotten eggs when you rub it, that’s silver!”