Meaningful carbuncle

Delicate ring with garnet in rose gold, from our workshop

Did you know that red garnets once symbolized loyalty and constancy? Old books about the language of gemstones therefore tell of the garnet being said to preserve love. Its deep red color also made this stone the subject of legends and sagas as early as the Middle Ages; for example, it was believed that it could glow from within. At that time garnets were also called carbuncle. The origin of this word is Latin and refers to this legend: "Carbunculus" means red-hot coal. With this image, our ancestors associated the sparkling garnet, which not only unfolds its mysterious, deep color in sunlight. This ring was created in our workshop. Made of high-carat rose gold, it refers to the delicate ring forms of the 18th century, when legends about this gemstone were still omnipresent. In the centre, such a dark red garnet is set as a solitaire in a golden bowl, which is also richly detailed on the underside, so that the ring is a beautiful sight from any angle. The faceted garnet is held in its grooved shell by a three-part ring rail that forms small lily shapes to the left and right of the carbuncle. The ring is finely crafted and brings out the fabled fire of garnet at its best. At the same time, it is constructed in such a way that it can be worn every day without any problems. An ideal engagement ring or a love gift full of symbolic power.

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You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

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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.

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