A stunning vintage 9K yellow gold seven garnet cluster ring that forms the shape of a flower. Each garnet is set by three gold prongs, with the central garnet set by six gold claw-like prongs, giving this a Victorian era feel. It is hallmarked for Birmingham, England 1992. The garnets are a deep darkish red, almost maroon color.
Excellent vintage condition
Size: 7 resizable
Weight 2.1 grams
Garnets: 10 mm (face)
Hallmarks: 375 for 9k, anchor for Birmingham, ’S’ for 1992
A little history: Garnet gemstones go all the way back to the early Iron Age. Significant deposits of red pyrope garnet were discovered in Bohemia (Central Europe) around the turn of the 16th century. A thriving garnet jewelry and cutting industry based on the very popular red garnets was started in Czechoslovakia in 1500. Until the nineteenth century it was the world’s largest source of gem garnets. These fiery red pyrope garnets were very popular in Victorian jewelry, often times found in the form of cluster rings.