Fabulous Antique Garnet and Diamond Ring, Edwardian in 18k Gold

Garnets have long been one of my favorite stones. I’m amazed by their beauty and diversity, from the gorgeous and distinctive green of a demantoid (or ‘demented’ as the Brits say), to the fascinating bright orange of a spessartite; they can be bright as rubies, girly almondine pink or, my favorite, a rich, deep burgundy the color of the finest Cabernet. I think my admiration has to do with the way they look in candlelight, impossibly classic and timeless. Possibly it's because their rich colors have long been associated with love and affairs of the heart. They are undeniably romantic, both sensuous and elegant. Add diamonds and you end up with a jewel that is very, very alluring indeed.


This wonderful ring was hand crafted in 1903 in 18 karat gold with beautiful engraved shoulders. It is set with three wonderfully rich deep red round faceted garnets that weigh about 2.7 carats in total. In between the stones are lovely rows of graduated old European cut diamonds, four on each side, these add up to about .2 carats total. The ring measures 7.2 mm north to south and 21.3 mm across and narrows to 2.4 mm at the back of the band. The ring is hallmarked with the marks for having been made in Chester, England in 1903 of 18 karat gold, and has the makers mark ’S.U’. This ring is a size 8.875 and while it could be re-sized somewhat, I’d have to check with my jeweler to see how much, if you’re interested in having it sized, please feel free to inquire. This ring weighs 5.7 grams.

By daylight, moonlight or candlelight, these sparkling garnets are simply not to be missed. Stack a diamond eternity band on either side of this ring for a look that can transition effortlessly from boardroom to ball-gown!

 

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