This American sterling napkin ring has a gold wash, both inside and out. It features birds in a variety of tree settings. This is a very early American napkin ring. It was made when the word sterling was frequently abbreviated with just the letter S. The sterling mark and the number 249 appear on the inside and are shown in the last picture. The pictures don't really do justice to the excellent work on the silver of the the lovely gold wash. The diameter opening is 1.75 inches and the width is 1.5 inches. It weighs 1.2 ounces on a postal scale. The cartouche is not engraved and so could be personalized if desired. This would be a great ring to add to a collection.