Simple and elegant, this turn-of-the-century solitaire almandine garnet ring is prong set into 10K yellow gold. The six-prong set deep purplish red garnet pops against the shiny yellow gold. This ring is timeless with minimal design and is excellent for many different styles and occasions!
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 aids the liver in expelling toxins. Garnet’s virtues are true friendship, passion, success, self-esteem, and fidelity, which made 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 vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the garnet and gold shows light signs of wear, fine lines, and marks, which are typical of antique jewelry. There are tiny chips along the girdle under magnification and lightly abraded facet junctions on table facets. There is one larger chip along the girdle but only noticeable under magnification. The garnet is secure in the mounting, and the prongs are not too worn. The ring is not stamped or marked, and the gemstone and metal were tested.
The ring is size 6 and can be sized and weighs 1.05 grams. The garnet measures 6.6mm x 4.4mm x 3mm and weighs 0.74 carats. The box is for display only.
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