Victorian 12ct Gold red Almandine Garnet & Periodot Antique Ring 1882 Fine Estate Jewellery

£390.00

Gorgeous mid Victorian antique Garnet & Peridot ring

This unique garnet and peridot ring is hand crafted in 12 carat gold

Set to the centre with a beautiful red almandine garnet

Flanked by two wonderful olive green old cut Peridots

The two old cut Peridots are about 3.5 mm wide and the oval garnet is 5mm x 4mm.

The Garnet & Peridots are claw & bezal set in yellow gold in a beautiful open scroll setting.

This is completed by lavish scroll detail to the shoulders.

 The head is 9.5 mm at the widest point.

This ring dated to the mid/late Victorian.

It is marked 12 carat and it bears the makers initials JA. It also has other various marks that are difficult to decipher due to past resizing.

It is properly hallmarked London 1882 or possibly Birmingham 1855.

The size P 1/2 (UK). 8 (USA), it would easily re size.

This antique ring is in excellent vintage condition

It comes in the presentation box illustrated.

This is such a pretty ring that looks stunning when worn.

our ref:14 64

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Description

Jewellery Facts 

Carat has two distinct meanings

Carat can refer to the quality or purity of gold –

pure gold ie  a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24 carat gold

So for example with this ring – which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750  or 3/4

You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a some what modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world

The colour of pure gold is yellow. However if gold is mixed with other metals it can  become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or  pinky and is then known as rose gold

Secondly carat can refer to the weight of precious stones such as diamonds and sapphires

One carat is 1/5 of a gram – so 1/2 of a carat is 1/10 of a gram

Platinum marks 

 In 1973 platinum was first covered by the hallmarking act,  A standard of 950 parts per thousand was introduced.

The platinum mark is an orb with a cross on the top all set within a pentagon.

First pieces  were marked  in January 1975 at the London assay office

Jewellery Periods

Georgian        Georges      1714  –  1837

Victorian        Victoria     1837 – 1901

Edwardian     Edward  V11   1901 – 1910

Belle Epoque    Garland   Art Nouveau   Art Deco

please contact Paula for more details and to discuss price

Email       the.chelsea.bijouterie@gmai