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About our Rings and Silver Insignia


We are often asked how we can afford to make these wonderful pieces so affordable and how they can possibly be original, when people who are selling reproductions are charging nearly as much, or often more.
    The quality of these rings and other jewelry items is practically legend. There have been entrepreneurs who have bought original rings from us and then attempted to copy them with the old lost-wax process, but have, to date, completely failed, because they just cannot master the Germanic precision, and the fact that most of the finest of the rings produced in the 1930's and 1940's were made with expensive precise tooling dies that would cost far more than these. Would-be cottage-industry duplicators would never be able to afford. Through their efforts, they are only able to produce primitive look-alikes, which really don't look much like the original on close inspection, even from a distance of 5 feet or so.
    Now emerges the obvious, often-asked question: "How did you come into possession of all these rings, cap insignia, stickpins, and other great Germanic jewelry items?" So Hereby lies the saga!
    Most of the rings were found in April 1997, at the Stuttgart Military Show. When a gentleman attended the show with his son, he approached several dealers and showed them an entire cigar box that turned out to be several cigar boxes of National Socialist Party and military rings, pendants, medallions, etc. He said he was in close contact with another man who had been a free-lance finisher and enameller and worked from time to time for Wagner, Wilm, Deshler, and other smaller shops outside the metropolitan Berlin area. He also designed many of the rings and other jewelry himself as did his father before him. He still had possession of a lot of them, but some of them were found to be in the planning stage and after adruous negotiation our picker was able to buy them from him now these many years later at Stuttgart show. He also had numerous examples hidden away very carefully because he was very proud of his creations and was sure in his mind that the NSDAP that he belonged to would be back after this unfortunate, but hopefully temporary, setback. We were flabbergasted when he said that the cache was actually hidden under his chicken coop since 1945; it was actually the bulk of the victory rings and others. He luckily also gathered up quite a few rings and other jewelry that had been left for repair or improvement by famous personalities such as Hermann Göring. Some of the items were in the unfinished stage and other planchets were in the design mode, but most were in the finished presentation mode. When our picker bought this cache of treasures he had to buy it all including many baubles that had nothing whatever to do with the NSDAP or Wehrmacht. There were wedding rings of the and party, and many civil examples, as well. There were also cameo brooches, religious crucifixes, etc., and there were some fantastic items recovered and purchased our picker and two other German dealers. The picker managed to sell all of the non-Third Reich items right there at the antique show that was in an adjoining section of the display halls there in Stuttgart.
    This was one of the largest lots of leftover Third Reich memorabilia ever turned up in Germany since the days when Major Jim Atwood went to all the cutlery dealers and blade makers in Solingen and turned up mountains of daggers, swords, blades, and parts in the bins of the makers not disturbed since the struggle for Europe collapsed in flames. Atwood also went to firms like Assmann and the Ludenshied firms and bought truckloads of material and sent it all back to dealers, who then sold to collectors. This, in essence, was what brought Third Reich and German Imperial collecting along as a vibrant and great hobby. Many of the items that Jim brought back were exotica items that the war-weary GI's in World War II would never have recognized as possibly someday having value. They mostly wanted the cameras and watches. We knew Jim back there in the 60's and we had many a dealing with him as did many of the old timers in the business such as Tom Johnson, Bill Stump, Paul Peters, Chuck Scaglione, Ray Zyla, and Mike Clark, to name a few. This was surely the heyday of relic collecting and it continues on as one of the most fascinating pastimes ever dabbled in. Unfortunately, as in all businesses that promise any success or financial opportunity, there are the "young Turks" who come on like a blaze of "fire and brimstone." They try to turn it into a simply a money-making exercise and they push and grab for every nickel that can be fetched without any thought as to the great historical value that these relics have. We feel that the deeper meaning is imparted by their structure and manufacture and in some cases the amazing beauty of handiwork in the finest traditions of Teutonic craftsmanship. These are the hard evidences of "Germania," with the greatest artistic culture that this world has seen or will ever see harking back to the ancient Germanic forest dwellers, who had a rigid discipline and sense of honor, and then on to the various -Ahnenerbe expeditions and the meaningful artistic presence in the time known to history as the Third German Reich. After that fellows it was all downhill I'm afraid. But we are particularly proud at our Germania site in its constant presentation of the most rare and historically important artifacts of the various Reich time periods. The jewelry from this amazing man's cache was, and is, phenomenal and we offer it at very affordable prices to the collectors because we duly amortized it according to our cost, while leaving a fair profit for ourselves, but making it possible for you to own such absolutely great pieces that hitherto would have been beyond financial possibility for the average collector. We absolutely guarantee the articles sold and we extend with a 7-day inspection period for examination. So far, only two items of jewelry have ever come back to us and that was for no other reason that an "expert" on one of these dubious forums had decided that they were too good!--too perfect!
    Let's examine this statement ('too good.') Let it sink in. Does it make any sense?
    The classic description of an expert as it sometimes is described can be thus: 'X'--we know is the unknown factor and 'spurt' is the noise that a drip makes when it is put under pressure and what we have with this equation is what? Why an (X-Spurt) of course, what else?
    We do not mean to cast any aspersions on those who have practically made an academic study into the historical significance of this jewelry and insignia—things that we love. Nor do we disdain for a moment any well-meaning veteran collector who consents to help an aspiring novice to recognize certain manufacturing traits and requirements that existed at the time these daggers, swords, uniforms, jewelry, and insignia were manufactured. There in fact came a time in the 1950s when this gentleman at some point had to scrap most of his steel molds because of extreme poverty in the Soviet Zone where he resided, but so well-known was he in his field that certain veterans’ organizations would privately come to him and he would produce some specially ordered items to perfection in a process known only to him. So some of the items we offer were in fact done later after the cessation of the war, but still absolutely by this master, and the detail and quality are absolutely identical to the pieces done in the 1930s and 40s. We up to recently sold most of the rings, pendants, cap insignia, etc., made early from the steel dies. When all the rings are sold out there will be at some time no more of the original purchased items, so if one wants the absolute best of this special art form, now is the time to consider purchase. On another subject: Because certain malcontents feel that because of extreme jealousy and malice aforethought have sought to malign these masterpieces of the jeweler's art, we have written the following: We all can use sage advice and help from the experienced troopers, but beware the "x-spurts" sitting in front of their monitors and keyboards thinking that they are at the controls of a Tiger Tank. Sometimes I think it really would be better for all of us if they were to just play Rambo-type video games rather than to imagine they are advanced experts at relic identification with ludicrous pseudoprofessional critique to offer.
    The jewelry items that we offer here are of such obvious quality that they will "speak" to anyone who looks and listens and has a sense of art appreciation and they will utterly negate any dubious question or accusation that spews from the keyboard of such moronic detractors.
    Now here is the sad story! We have in some cases sold out all the original specimens and they were so much treasured and adored that we have had collectors who were extremely saddened and vastly disappointed to find that “the ring of their dreams” was no longer available and that they seemed now all they could do is to turn to one of these outfits that makes copies of some of our rings and settle for this third best choice.
    We thought about having some of the rings that were in the greatest demand copied by a person whom we thought was capable of doing this to perfection, but after serious consideration we decided that to do so would probably denigrate our original rings, and this would be unworthy of our company standards, even if we clearly labeled any such items as replicas.
    So we decided that we would refrain from doing this and we never had any of the rings copied or even had anyone attempt to do so. I’m sorry that among the original rings many of the various ones of the originals offered are now gone for good unless you are able to turn one up from a veteran.
    Paul bei Germania.


Annie Kleinschmidt
Frau Annie Kleinschmidt who worked in the shop for over 26 years

    Here above is a picture of the father of the jewelry designer that was given to our picker by the son. This was his grandfather. Note that he is working with steel dies at his bench. This picture is from 1925 just before the old man retired. The son, who was our jeweler of note, took over in full, following in the footsteps of his elder who he had worked with for so many years as an apprentice. The grandson who did the translating for me with the help of my German colleagues seemed to have no apparent interest in pursuing the trade. This we thought to be unfortunate indeed as the father seemed so acutely proud of his art. He did want these articles to go to persons who would truly appreciate them for their beauty and quality. It only seems a shame that we cannot weed out some of the scoundrels who buy them and then make copies and sell them advertised as real or in the case of several of these monkeys the finished products are so bad that they have to sell them for what they are mass-produced junk!
     It is a real shame that the original rings that are so beautiful and historically important have to be maligned by simpletons and (wannabe X-Spurts) who think the pieces are (too good). Well, ladies and gentlemen, I think I would rather have a piece of jewelry that is too good and original period than to acquire one that is not good enough and dubious wouldn't you?

Ring Size USA

Length in inches

Length in mm.

1 13/16
1 7/8
1 15/16
2 1/16
2 1/8
2 3/16
2 1/4
2 5/16
2 3/8
2 7/16
2 1/2
2 9/16
2 5/8
2 11/16
2 3/4
2 13/16
2 7/8
2 15/16

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