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Red Sea Jewel - Estate Sterling Silver Garnet & Pearl Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring a genuine round cut faceted garnet, genuine seed pearls, exquisite designing and quality silver work. The expertly claw set garnet has a beautiful deep red wine colour, displaying much sparkle and richness, flanked by 4 white luminous seed pearls on each side of the topaz. The setting has an attractive shaped bezel with delicate detail, whilst the shoulders of the ring add beauty with it's delicate chasing and engraved work. The shank is smooth and polished for a comfortable fit. This Victorian Revival Estate piece looks stunning when worn, truly a perfect gift or addition 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). ... Garnet on Asbestos.
Pearls were presented as gifts to Chinese royalty as early as 2300 BC, while in ancient Rome, pearl jewellery was considered the ultimate status symbol. So precious were the spherical gems that in the 1st century BC, Julius Caesar passed a law limiting the wearing of pearls only to the ruling classes.
Silver was first found in large amounts around 5000 BC, when prehistoric people dug the first copper mines. ... Large-scale silver mining had developed in Anatolia by 3000 BC. This was to meet the demand from the first ancient city states, which used the metal as a common medium of exchange.
Measurements: Face of Ring 14.00 mm x 10.00 mm
Stone Size: Garnet 1.00 carat Seed Pearls 1.00 mm each
Weight: 3.20 grams
Ring Size: 7
Date: 21st Century