Antique Garnet and Diamond Cluster Ring, Memorial dated 1847

What would you do if you lived in 1847. If you didn’t have a video of your loved one to watch, a photo album to flip through to remind you of them, of their smile, of the turn of a head, the twist of a smile? You would have to rely solely on your memories and maybe a lock of hair. Having a jewel with a little bit of your loved one enshrined within or an engraved sentiment might help you cope, might hold them close to your heart. 

This wonderful ring was hand crafted around 1847 in 18 karat gold and silver. It’s set with a ring of 16 old European cut diamonds which ring an oval faceted garnet gem of the most stunning rich and true red. The diamonds are closed backed and a little dark from age, but still bright and sparkly. The garnet measures 7.5x6.2x4.4 mm and the diamonds are about 2.5 mm each. This ring would originally have been locket backed and most likely have had a platte of hair set inside, it is inscribed ‘Obt 1847’, a death date. It is otherwise unmarked and tests as 18k gold, there is a bit of 15k gold at the back where it’s been resized. This ring is currently a size 9.25, but could be resized a bit. The overall size is 11 mm north to south, 13 mm across and sits 6 mm off the finger, it narrows to 1.5 mm at the back of the band, and it weighs 4.8 grams. 

This bright and beautiful ring was made in England, a keepsake for remembering a life. 

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