Full of mystery and romance, garnets are a timeless gem. Perfectly suited as January’s birthstone, garnets have a dark glamour that matches the furs and velvets of winter, like a glass of Pinot Noir in front of a roaring fireplace. Victorian jewelry has renewed in popularity in recent years, and now is the perfect time to start a garnet collection of your own.
A superb Victorian brooch to ring conversion, this jewel has lived many lives. I imagine that the center once held a locket of hair, upgraded to an extraordinarily saturated, custom-cut garnet. The pin back was removed, but the glass locket was intact, she then became a ring, set with a 14K shank.
Materials and Features: 9k gold, garnet, pearl, 14k shank
Age/Origin: 19th C, Victorian
Measurements: Size 7, 4.6 grams, 18mm at widest point
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear. Brooch-to-ring conversion.
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