18k Foil Backed Garnet Memorial Ring Dated 1854

A stunning foil backed garnet graces the center of this mid-Victorian memorial ring. Inscribed “G.A.S. Died 24 April 1854” the mounting is both hand pierced and engraved in a beautiful scrolling floral motif. Though it has been sized it still retains most of its original hallmarks and is in excellent condition for a one hundred and fifty five year old ring.

While the mark indicating gold purity has been removed the ring tests as 18k gold. It weighs 2.3 grams and is currently a US size 51/2. It can be sized though care should be taken to preserve the remaining hallmarks. A great find whether you love memorial jewelry or just appreciate the subtle, warm glow of a beautiful garnet in a superb 1850’s mounting.

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Item ID: RGA14326G

$1,280 USD

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