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The setting is handmade of “Garnet Gold” or Vermeil
Vermeil (/ˈvɜːrmɪl/ or /vərˈmeɪ/; French: [vɛʁˈmɛj]) is an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt, or silver plated or gilt with gold. Vermeil pieces appear to be gold less costly and lighter than solid gold.
This Victorian ring It was made by selecting deep red Bohemian Garnets that match in color and hand cutting each stone. This type of construction is very labor intensive and took hours to create because of the small stones and all the prongs to hold each hand cut gemstone. This ring came from Charleston SC. Garnets were the most used gemstone of the Victorian Period.
Garnet, so called by the ancient Greeks because the color reminded them of the "granatum," or pomegranate seed. Noah used my inner fire as a lamp on his bow as he cast about on the ocean. The roots as a gemstone are found in the Nile Delta in 3100 B.C., where Egyptian artisans would craft me into beads or inlay me into hand-wrought jewelry. In the Victorian language of Gemstones Garnet meant “Virtue” and garnets are the birthstone for January.
The ring is set with a 1 carat Garnet in the center, the other 41 garnets are 3 mm, 1.75mm, and 1.25 mm. The rings band is a size 7 and can be resized larger or smaller if needed. The current value for insurance would be $1500.00 as of October 2016.