Come, oh come into my breast!

Delicate georgian garnet ring with diamonds in gold & silver, ca. 1780


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Delicate georgian garnet ring with diamonds in gold & silver, ca. 1780
Delicate georgian garnet ring with diamonds in gold & silver, ca. 1780
Description
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Today, we associate with garnet jewellery mainly the typical stars and flowers of historicism, darkly glowing taken up with countless deep red garnet roses. But already in the late 18th century garnets were one of the most popular gemstones. People loved intense colours at that time, and the garnets corresponded to this fashion. Moreover, the red stone was charged with meaning, because people associated its deep sparkle with love. In the late 18th century ring here, a cabochon-cut garnet has become the highlight and showpiece of the design. Its special esteem is also shown by the fact that it is accompanied by two sparkling diamonds. The garnet is set in a closed back setting so that its colour is further enhanced. The ring is exquisitely crafted, the back of the setting of the garnets slightly curved. The ring band is also attentively shaped in the area of the ring face: small arches give it support under the ring head and lead over to the narrow band, which is structured with fine lines. Rings like this one were worn in the noble classes of the 18th century mainly during the day. Towards the evening, people switched to diamond jewellery or those made of diamond-coloured glass paste. Despite its age, the ring is in first-class condition; we have merely had the garnets repolished so that they shine again as they did on the first day. Rings helpful for dating can be found illustrated e.g. in Ginny Reddington Dawes / Olivia Collings: Georgian Jewellery 1714-1830, Woodbridge 2007, p. 32.
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Delicate georgian garnet ring with diamonds in gold & silver, ca. 1780
Come, oh come into my breast!
€ 2,290.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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