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Edwardian 18ct Gold, Green Garnet & Diamond Cluster Ring

574N
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A beautiful 18ct gold ring that was made in Chester in 1904. It has been set with a green garnet. The proper name for this stone is a demantoid garnet. Although garnets have been known since ancient times, the demantoid variety was not discovered until 1868 in Russia’s western central Ural Mountains. Miners were immediately stunned by the highly refractive nature of the gem material. They began comparing it to diamond and referred to it as “demantoid”, from the French “demant” meaning diamond. The reason is obvious, with its high brilliance and dispersion. These bright apple green stones are comparatively rare and very expensive and were popular during the Edwardian period. The green garnet is surrounded by eleven small diamonds. The shoulders are split with scroll decoration that was typical of the early 1900s design. This ring would make a very special engagement ring.

Written by Olly Gerrish

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Green garnets are rare and beautiful stones

Date & Origin

Condition

Very Good

Provenance

English

Materials

Gold Diamond Green Garnet

Hallmarks

18 (for 18ct gold) Assayed in Chester 1904
Maker's mark HU
Design no 2214

Measurements

Top diameter 8mm
Demantoid garnet 25 points
Diamonds approx total weight 22 points

Item Number

574N
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