Fabricated to celebrate the end of a decade, this simple and beautiful ring features one almandine and garnet glass doublet prong set into 14K rose gold. The Tiffany-style setting elevates the stone allowing for maximum light to penetrate the stone. Such a nice ring from New Year's Eve 1919.
The name garnet derives from the Latin word, granatum, which means pomegranate. Garnet is the stone of fire, Mars and Scorpio. Some say the stone's virtues are true friendship, passion, success, self-esteem, and fidelity, which made it a popular stone for betrothal in past eras. They promote confidence, which made them a favorite gemstone for ancient warriors. Doublets were invented in the 1850s and were highly prevalent in Victorian jewelry. Their popularity thrived until the early 1900s when synthetic stones were commercialized.
The ring is in very good antique condition with minimal signs of wear. The surface of the gold shows fine lines and marks which is typical of antique jewelry. The shank has a tiny pit in the back portion but does not compromise the stability of the band. The shank is stamped 14K and engraved with M. D. R. to ?.P. 12-31-1919. The doublet has nicks and chips around the girdle and a few tiny nicks on the facet junctions. The prongs are in great condition and the stone is secure.
The ring is a size 5.25 and can be sized. The stone measures 4.3mm x 4.3mm x 2.5 mm deep.
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Antique 1919 Almandine Garnet and Glass Doublet and 14K Rose Gold Solitaire Engraved New Years Eve Ring Size 5.25