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Edwardian, 18ct Gold, Demantoid Garnet and Diamond Cluster Ring


£2,750

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Product SKU: ARB-417

Garnet and diamond cluster ring, circa 1900. Demantoids are a rare and highly prized green variety of garnet. Discovered in Russia’s Ural mountains in 1854, demantoid garnets quickly became a favoured stone of jewellers across Europe and America, renowned for their rich green colour, and particularly their fiery appearance, owing to their unusually high lustre and dispersion (the ability to split white light into a rainbow spectrum), which led to their name, meaning ‘diamond-like’. Though newer deposits were later discovered in the late 20th century, demantoid garnets are still rare stones, and the vast majority are under three carats. This example is a beautifully saturated green, and even has the characteristic chrysotile ‘horsetail’ inclusion which is a strong indicator of Russian origin. Surrounded by eight old mine cut diamonds, this Edwardian cluster ring balances classic, traditional design with a historic, unusual and beautiful central stone.


 

Place Of Origin

England

Stone Type

Demantoid Garnet Approx: 0.90 carats (calculated)

Old cushion-cut Diamonds: Approx. 0.70 carats total

Stone Dimensions

Demantoid Garnet: 5.7mm x 5.2mm x 3.5mm

Height of setting: 6mm
Width of setting at front: 12.5mm x 12mm

Metal Type

18ct yellow gold, Platinum. Marked ‘18CT&PLAT’

Date Of Manufacture

1900 - 1910

Period Of Manufacture

Edwardian

Condition

Very good

Signs Of Wear

Minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK N ½ / US 6.75 (complimentary re-size available)

This ring can easily be re-sized

Weight

3.45 grams (gross)