Antique 18ct Yellow Gold Garnet & Pearl Locket Ring
An antique ring, early Victorian but possibly even older and Georgian in age. This style of ring is called a locket ring, and you will notice that on the underside of the setting there is space for a keepsake, such as a lock of hair. This space would have originally had a glass cover though this is no longer with the ring.
The rose shaped ring is centred by an orangey-red garnet which is original to the ring. The pearls in this ring are fabulous, though whether they are original we cannot say for certain - it's unlikely given their beautiful condition. The stylised band is in good condition, with a few small splits visible with the loupe. The overall integrity of the ring is good. The gold content has been tested up to 18ct but is unmarked. This is a stunning ring, steeped in history and beautiful on the finger. A lovely antique ring to treasure.
- Size: UK M.5 / USA 6.75 / 53
- Age: 1820-1850
- Material: 18ct Gold
- Marks: None (acid tested)
- Weight: 2.28 grams
- Principal Stone: Garnet
- Principal Cut: Cabochon
- Second Stone: Pearl
- Case: Recycled Kraft Ring Box
All carat weights, colour grades and clarity grades are our very best estimates. Metals are checked for authenticity, and any detectable stone treatments disclosed.
Kit Clayton Jewellery is a member of the National Association of Jewellers and insurance valuations for pieces priced £1000+ are available on request.