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Jean Papin Antique Jewelry


Jean Papin, Stone Ridge, NY   

18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal

This sweet 18th century garnet heart ring was likely a betrothal ring, the pear shaped garnet representing a heart. The shank is particularly wonderful. It was hand wrought to resemble a plant's stem, and the settings for the clear stones are the flower. It is about a size 5, maybe a bit bigger, and easily sizable by a competent jeweler due to the plain underside of the shank. Clearly It was a greatly loved ring, as it shows wear on the stones. The garnet has a scratch and there is some wear to the facets of the pastes. But considering that the ring was crafted in the mid 18th century and is over 200 years old, I feel that a little forgiveness and a price that reflects its pre-loved condition is in order. We can only imagine the young couple, who originally owned this ring, contemplating their future together.

Item ID: J 546


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: garnet, Size: small size 5

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18th Century Georgian Garnet and Paste Heart Ring Betrothal

$295 USD SOLD

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Jean Papin Antique Jewelry


Jean Papin
Stone Ridge, NY   

Specializing in Georgian and Victorian Jewelry

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