Grenade in glitter bed
Wonderful ring of gold & silver with garnets & marcasites, around 1900/1960
As a dark, blood-red and mysterious stone, garnet has always been the object of desire for people of all ages. Garnet jewellery suits almost all occasions and is therefore not only worn in the evening or on festive occasions. Most commonly used are the dark red pyrope garnets. In the Middle Ages they were counted among the preferred carbuncle stones and even today you can see a lot of antique jewellery set with red garnets. These mostly come from sites in Bohemia. Since the garnet as a gemstone is relatively insensitive, once acquired garnet jewelry can be a companion for a lifetime. These characteristics of garnet are also used in the ring presented here, which was created in two time periods: The ring head is formed by a blossom from the years around 1900, which was probably once part of a larger piece of jewellery. A gold rail was added around the middle of the century to make the garnets wearable as a ring. Unusual is the combination of the garnets with sparkling marcasites, which almost look like small rose-cut diamonds. Around a round cabochon cut garnet in the middle of the ring is a frame of silver, in which eight marcasites sparkle with the red gemstone. Eight further garnets in beautiful facet cuts are set like petals around this centre and are held by a frame that is also set with marcasites all around. A large, impressively beautiful ring that beautifully showcases its garnets and that found its way to us from the Rhineland.
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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.
If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.