A clear garnet cabochon has replaced the original damaged plaited hair under glass, surrounded by an array of round-cut garnets, in the face of this lovely ring. The garnets extend out to the ring shoulders, transitioning into a sleek, simple shank, all in a high quality 9k yellow gold.
Materials: garnets; 9k yellow gold
NOTE: Gold quality determined by hallmark.
Age/Origin: Mid Victorian
Weight: 2.89 g
Size: 7.0 US
- 11.7 mm x 11.3 mm ring face; 2.1 mm shank width; 1.0 mm shank thickness
Marks: 9CT [incised, inner shank face]
Condition: The main garnet cabochon is replacing a glass window over a lock of hair which was removed. One of the shoulder garnets shows evidence of being a replacement; the color is slightly different from the rest, and the setting shows evidence of being opened up to take the replacement. The garnets are otherwise very good, with only some minor surface wear.