Pear Shaped Garnet Diamond Ring
With just a single glance this late 20th century 18k white gold ring will stop you right in your tracks. Referred to in the Victorian age as a Bohemian garnet, the natural pyrope is always red in color and has quite the impressive fire-like brilliance. No wonder the ancient Greeks labeled the stone “pyrope” or Greek for fiery.
Here a faceted pyrope garnet of more than 11 carats has been cleaved into a pear shape and surrounded with sixteen (16) brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated total diamond weight of 1.0 carats. The deep clear wine red color of the gem contrasts marvelously with the brilliant diamonds. Each of the precious diamonds is individually set in a gorgeous extended prong or claw mount which together blossoms into a flower-like under gallery. Split shoulders in cool clean white gold finish the piece.
Measurements: 15/16 of an inch (2.3 cm)in length north to south on the hand by 3/4 of an inch (1.7 cm) in width and rises 3/8 of an inch (1 cm) in height off the finger. Weight of 8.4 grams (5.4 dwt).
Ring Size: US 7-1/4 (UK Just under an O; Euro 17.5; 55.5 mm) and can be easily sized for any finger. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: maker's mark “FFF”; 18k.
Date & Origin: Circa late 20th century and is American in origin.
Note: All diamond and gemstone weights are approximate as the stones have not been removed in order to preserve the integrity of the setting.