B506 Civil War Era Garnet and Rose Cut Diamond Ring:

Victorian Garnet and diamond ring
B506

This circa 1860 ring is handmade of 9 karat yellow gold. The ring is set with two diamonds that are hand cut rose cut style the diamonds which are small. The center stone is 60 points of a carat of hand cut natural Garnet.
Rose cut diamonds were introduced as early as the 1500's and were popular until the early 1900's. The shape of a rose cut diamond resembles the petals of a rose bud. The bottom is flat. The crown is domed shaped and the facets meet in a point in the center.
Garnet Facts and Legends;
The history of Garnet dates back to the Bronze Age (more than 5,000 years ago), when it was a very popular gemstone. According to Christian and Jewish mythologies, when God's wrath clouded the earth with thunderous storms and endless rain during the Great Flood, a radiant red Garnet guided the way for Noah, ultimately leading his ark to salvation.
Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years. Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern from Garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Garnets are found in jeweler from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they were considered popular talismans and protective stones, because it was believed in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from any sort of evil. Today science explained to us that the proverbial luminosity of Garnet is caused by its high refraction of light.
The Ring is beautiful and in excellent condition. The size of the ring is a size 6 ½ but can be re-sized if needed. Current insured value as of June 2015 is $1600.00.

Price: $535.00