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Majestic & Gorgeous - Georgian 18K Garnet & Pearl Ring. This Gorgeous ring is crafted from 18K yellow gold, hallmarked 18CT ( British Hallmark for 18K) . Featuring a natural square cut garnet , 12 natural seed pearls, Georgian styling, and quality gold-work. This delightful ring is collect -set with a garnet, surrounded by seed pearls. The garnet has the most beautiful rich red wine colour and is closed back to the rings reverse side. The pearls have a lovely lustre and are grey in colour. The upper regions of the shank are highly decorative, trifurcated with a feather like central stem and single grooved outer stems. The mid-lower region of the shank is double grooved, all typical features of Georgian ring jewelry. There is an embossed 18CT stamp marking on the inside circumference of the shank which equates to the high gold fineness of the ring. This charming Georgian ring is highly collectible, truly a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the ring. Rings before 1850 were completely handmade, gemstones were hand cut, only using tools to make these treasures. Machinery was not used until after 1850.
When John Benjamin from the British Antique Roadshow was asked what his recommendation was for people to collect , his answer was Georgian rings. Here is a lovely example of one.
This ring should not be immersed into liquid because of the closed back, and opals. To clean, use a Q-tip and dampen it with water (not soaked) and gently wipe. Then pat dry gently with a soft cloth.
Measurements: Face of Ring 11mm x 11mm
Stone Size: Garnet 1.20 carat Pearl 2mm each
Weight: 2.80 grams
Ring Size: 8 1/4
Date: Circa 1820