This American coin silver napkin ring has a gold wash, both inside and out. Coin silver is at least 90% silver--the silver content of the melted coins which were used to make hollow ware, including napkin rings, by silversmiths in the first three-quarters of the 19th century. The napkin ring features birds in a variety of tree settings. This is a very early American napkin ring. The "S" mark and the number "249" appear on the inside and are shown in the last picture. The diameter opening is 1.75 inches and the width is 1.5 inches. It weighs 1.2 ounces on a postal scale. Typically, napkin rings are less than 1 ounce, so this one has a nice, heavy feel. The cartouche is not engraved and so could be personalized if desired. This would be a great ring to add to a collection.