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GeorgianGarnet and Old Mine Cut DiamondRing

Garnet takes its name from the Latin "granate" meaning seed. This moniker is an allusion to the red variety of the gemstone's likeness in color to the pomegranate seed, but garnets actually occur in all colors with the exception of blue. The red and purplish varieties of the mineral (pyrope and almandine) are the most common in the family (and thereby the most popular) and were employed in the jewelry of Ancient Rome and Egypt, Medieval Europe, and all the way up through the Georgian and Victorian periods and into the present day. This Georgian five stone ring features an almandine garnet with in a crimped gold collet flanked by old mine cut diamonds. The classic Georgian mounting features open shoulders with scrolled accents and a fluted closed back setting. Please note that the original garnet in this ring was damaged and has been replaced with the gem you see here.


  • Materials

    14k gold (test), silver, 8.5mm x 6.8mm garnet (replacement), old mine cut diamonds: 2 x approximately .10ct, 2 x approximately .05ct

  • Age

    c. 1800

  • Condition

    Very good - garnet is a replacement, the original garnet was chipped

  • Size

    7, can be sized up only for an additional fee of $90

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