Wonderful Civil War Era 2.85 Carat Garnet Ring

Man's Civil War Era Garnet Ring

The setting is handmade of 15 karat yellow gold and is set with a natural hand cut dark garnet which is 2.85 carats of gemstone. The overall ring has a lovely design in the setting and has carving into the gold shoulders in a scroll design, very elaborate, well made and strong to wear daily. The ring is a Size 9 1/4 now but it has been resized in the past and can be resized again if needed.

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.

This ring is a family item from Canton, Ohio and is Circa 1860 in excellent condition with a well set garnet gemstone. A nice period find that is all original.

Price: $595.00