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Luscious Flower - Vintage Sterling Silver Garnet Ring. This lovely ring is crafted from sterling silver, tested. Featuring a genuine oval cut faceted garnet, and Vintage styling. The focal point of this gorgeous ring is an expertly claw-set deep red wine garnet. The gallery exhibits stunning deeply carved foliage, leading down to a tapered, smooth and polished shank. The Vintage ring looks stunning on the hand, a great piece to add to any jewelry collection.
The history of garnet dates back to the Bronze Age, more than 5000 years ago. ... Its name, which has been used since these ancient times, was derived from the Latin word granatium, which means pomegranate (because the small, red crystals were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds).
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Face od the Ring 15.00 mm x 12.00 mm
Stone Size: 3.75 carats
Weight: 3.80 grams
Ring Size: 6 1/2
Date: Circa 1960