G407 Green Garnet Ring, circa 1850 with Seed Pearls:


This ring is Pre-Civil War circa 1850, early Victorian time period.
This ring setting was handmade of 15 karat Rose gold, and set with 50 points of a carats of Natural Green Garnets (Demantoid garnet) which has been hand cut in an oval and hand set. The gemstone is a doublet the top of this gemstone it a Green Garnet and the bottom test natural Rock Crystal. The gemstones were sandwiched together in the Victorian time period when larger stone where more rare, as with Green Garnets this method was commonly used.
About the Demantoid Garnet:
The star of green garnets is the rare demantoid, a gemstone for connoisseurs and gemstone lovers. Its brilliance is positively tremendous. Russia's star jeweler Carl Fabergé loved the brilliant green garnet from the Urals more than anything else, and used it in his creations.
Also set in this ring are 18 seed pearls surrounding the ring and 4 pearls on each shoulder of the setting. Green Garnets were available but very expensive in the 19th Century. This ring is a size 4 3/4 now but can be resized if need, either larger of smaller.
The ring is dainty and in excellent condition with the current insured value of $2000.00 as of October 2016.

Price: $650.00