An original flat-cut garnet stands between two old mine cut diamonds which were set in silver, as was the trend at the time, because it highlighted the clear brightness of the stones. Why silver? It was the only white metal available at the time. White gold wasn't fully developed until the 20th century and while platinum had been recently discovered, it wasn't widely used in jewelry (in the western world) until the 19th century.
14k gold (tests), silver, 2 3.2mm old mine cut diamonds, 7mm x 6.7mm flat cut garnet
Very good - a few small abrasions to the table of the garnet; mark on the shank from a previous resizing
6.75, can be resized; 7.2mm head, 1.4mm shank
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1714 — 1837
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In the 14th century, it was discovered that the only way to cut a diamond was with another diamond.