Crafted in the Victorian era’s Aesthetic Period, this gorgeous ring features a 1.10-carat oval cut almandite garnet, prong-set into 9K yellow gold and surrounded by glowing 12 natural and imitation seed pearls. The open-backed garnet allows the light to penetrate the stone, enhancing the inner glow that garnets are well-known for. A beautiful antique ring for January babies!
The name garnet derives from the Latin word granatum, which means pomegranate. Garnet is the stone of fire, Mars, and Scorpio. The vibrant red hues of garnet associated it with blood in Medieval times and were thought to cure many circulatory ailments and aid the liver in expelling toxins. Garnet’s virtues are true friendship, passion, success, self-esteem, and fidelity, making it a famous stone for betrothal in past eras. They promote confidence, which made them a favorite gemstone for ancient warriors. Some even believe pyrope garnets are inside the Ark of the Covenant.
The ring is in very good antique condition with minor signs of wear. The garnet’s surface shows a few tiny pits from years of wear but nothing noticeable or distracting. All but one of the seed pearls are replacements and are imitation pearls. There are a few small areas of glue peeking out from behind the pearls. The gold shows fine lines, and one dark mark on the shank’s inside from a previous acid test. The ring is not stamped or marked.
The ring is a size 6.5 and could be sized. The almandite garnet measures 7.2mm x 5.8mm x 3.2mm, and the ring weighs 2.49 grams. The box is for display only.
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