This Georgian garnet and rose diamond ring is circa 1790. It has a flat cut , foiled back garnet set in rub over gold collets, with two old rose cut diamonds set in silver on either side. It has the characteristic finely reeded setting on the reverse. During this period of time stones were closed to the light in the back and foil was placed beneath each stone. The foil reflects the light and creates the lovely hue prized in early jewelry.
The setting is 15 karat gold and silver. The head of the ring measures 2 cm across X 6mm. The garnet is 6mm X 8 mm. The size is 7 1/4 US.
The condition is very good. There is a tiny chip at the edge of the garnet in the 12 o'clock position. It its visible only with magnification. These early rings are desirable and scarce. This is beautiful worn alone or stacked with other Georgian rings.
England, circa 1790
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