The pomegranate, a rosy-hued fruit, bursting with plentiful, glowing red, jewel- like seeds, is one of the oldest cultivated fruits. The ancient Greeks believed it to have been planted by The Goddess of love, Aphrodite on the island of Cyprus.
In Ancient Greek mythology, Persephone, daughter of Demeter, goddess of the harvest was kidnapped by Hades, god of the underworld, who fell in love with her at first sight and carried her off to his kingdom. After eating seeds from the pomegranate offered to her, she bound herself to Hades and became his wife.
Demeter, mad with sorrow, hunted everywhere for Persephone, roaming the earth for ninety days looking for her daughter. She found her with Hades, and struck a bargain with him: Persephone would live four months on earth with the living, and eight months in the underworld.
Garnets are associated with love, life blood, and the human heart. Because of its similarity to pomegranate seeds, is also symbolic of friendship, and the safe return of loved ones, just as Persephone returned to her mother every year.
With a juicy blood-red drop, this garnet ring is sure to speak to your heart! Set in 14 karat gold, with a serpentine coil protecting it, it has been converted from a pendant into a ring, incorporating a vintage 1930s shank. It's a gorgeous little droplet with a mythical statement!
Size (can be resized): 6.25
Dimensions: 23mm X 12mm top of ring
Weight: 4.53 grams
Materials: Gold, garnet
Metal: 14K gold band
Condition: Conversion ring with recently produced 14K Gold shank. Inherent inclusion on the lower right side of the cabochon. Otherwise, a lovely Victorian jewel!