E566 Green Garnet and Diamond Ring 18 karat Gold, hallmark date 1809:


E566a

This ring was made in London in the year 1809 which is in the time of King George III. The handmade setting is of 18 karat yellow gold with strong openwork prongs. The ring is set with two natural hand-cut Green Garnets at 10 points each, and three hand cut natural Diamonds at .03 points each.

Information on Green Garnets:
Grossular is a calcium-aluminum species of the garnet group of minerals. It has the chemical formula of Ca3Al2(SiO4)3, but the calcium may, in part, be replaced by ferrous iron and the aluminum by ferric iron. The name grossular is derived from the botanical name for the gooseberry, grossularia, in reference to the green garnet of this composition that is found in Siberia.
The garnet known as grossularite is typically golden green, yellow-green or olive-green. The rarest grossular garnet is tsavorite, which is a rich green to the emerald green garnet variety found only in Kenya and Tanzania. The outstanding green of tsavorite is thought to be due to trace amounts of chromium and vanadium.

Information on Diamonds:
Diamonds weren't cut until the 14th century, and it wasn't until 1725 that deposits were more substantial deposits were discovered in Brazil. and it wasn't until 1866 that l South Africa's substantial storehouse was unearthed.
The hardest, densest natural substance known to man, diamonds have been a source of fascination (and misinformation) since 800 BC when they were first presented to royalty in India. In those days the Indians believed that diamonds were created when lightning struck the rocks. Amazingly, the sub-continent was the only producer of diamonds for an astounding 2,500 years.
The rings band is a size 8 and can be resized larger or smaller if needed. The ring and gemstones are in excellent condition and secure to wear.
This is a beautiful early ring and is difficult to find in this highly collectible market.

Price: $600.00