Glorious Garnet and Diamond Ring
Stylish, current, and just…magnificent. Sixteen (16) old mine cut diamonds, each placed in a cut down silver setting, furnish the perfect surround for a large cabochon garnet.
Styling of the shank is superb. The shoulders of the 18k yellow gold band are embellished with black enamel work and provide an elegant yet simple backdrop for the lushness of the garnet set into a pinched gold collet mount. The diamonds are resplendent--each weighing approximately .04 carats with a total diamond weight of more than .60 carats; their radiance a most splendid contrast against the deep bittersweet wine color of the cabochon.
This was a ring to remember a loved one who has passed at age 80. With its gleam and sparkle one can imagine the high style which went along with this token of remembrance – certainly from a grand family.
Measurements: 11/16 of an inch (1.7 cm) in length north to south on the hand by 9/16 of an inch (1.4 cm) in width for the cluster area by 5/16 of an inch (0.8 cm) in depth. The garnet itself is 11 cm by 9 cm). This antique ring has a weight of 7.1 grams (4.6 dwt).
Ring Size: Size: US 6-1/2 (UK M; Euro just under 17; 53 mm) but easily sized by our jewelers. Ring sizing information.
Hallmarks: Engraved inside with "14 June 1864, Ob 80". Additional engraving illegible due to wear.
Condition: Excellent; light wear to the surface commensurate with age and use; internal flaw in garnet only evident under magnification.
Date & Origin: Circa 1860 and is most likely English 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.
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