E610 Dated 1838 Garnet and Opal Ring:


The setting of this ring was handmade of 9 karat yellow gold and was set with a center Garnet 75 points of a carat. The natural Pyrope Garnet is hand-cut into a square cut. The twelve opals are 1.7 mm each and have strong flashes of blue, pinks and yellow colors, this would be classified as precious opals. The gold work setting is finely made in a classic design, the hallmarks show.
Made in Birmingham, England in the year 1828
Has hallmarks of Birmingham, London tax paid for exporting, year date and 375 mark for 9 karat gold
History of Opals:
Up to the first half of the 19th century, Opals were relatively rare. But then their career boomed suddenly and made them one of the most popular gemstones. For ages, people have believed in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opals are supposed to further enhance the positive characteristics of people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer.
It is reported in their legends that the Creator came down to Earth on a rainbow, in order to bring the message of peace to all the humans. And at the very spot, where his foot touched the ground, the stones became alive and started sparkling in all the colors of the rainbow. That was the birth of the opals.
Around this fine opal are 12 hand cut and hand set 3 mm natural garnets which equals 10 points each.
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 setting and all gemstones are in excellent condition, largely because it was well cared for through the years. It came from Berks Co. PA
It is a size 7 but can be re-sized if needed larger or smaller.

Price: $1,300.00