Envision the sacred arches of a medieval church or building, or a ring dating to the 1400 and 1500's, and you have a feel for the inspiration for this striking unisex ring.
Often Tudor rings contained a single stone, and if a colored gemstone, usually one cut en cabochon (rounded top and flat bottom). They were then placed in a rub-over setting with cusps or carved arches or niches beneath as part of the gold work.
In this amazing ring, a rich oversized and deep, wine red garnet of 12.25 carats is set closed back and glows with a subtle inner light. Also typical of the designs of the Tudor age of jewelry, there are four prongs that organically lift from the gold to hug and hold the gemstones.
Rich, silky 18k yellow gold serves as the setting. The shoulders are also carved with two "V" shapes and then taper down to a smooth, slightly matte finish. Superb and rare.