Victorian Almandine Garnet & Pearl Ring
A pretty ring from the mid Victorian period, c1870s. The ring is likely American made and imported into the UK with a fairly classic design and style akin to American Victorian jewellery. It has a 10ct mark, noting it as 10kt gold, though the UK has never used 10kt gold and the USA has never used the abbreviation 'ct' for gold karat. An appealing anomaly and a rare find. The central design has four almandine garnets, noted for their deep purple/pink appearance and a little split pearl at the centre. The floral design is very pretty and the gemstones have fabulous vibrancy in their colour. To the shoulders is some elegant entwined etching that completes the ring perfectly.
Materials - 10kt Gold (marked), Almandine Garnets, Split Pearl
Age - C1870s
Size - The setting measures approx 11mm square.
Ring size UK O US 7 This ring could be resized
Condition - Good. One garnet has a chip to one facet. The shank is a little out of round and there is evidence of a previous resizing.
Weight - 2.04g