Chrysoberyl, Garnet, 14ct Ring 6628-1055

895.00

This lovely ring feature Garnet and chrysoberyls crafted in 12ct.
B’ham 1865

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This lovely ring feature Garnet and chrysoberyls crafted in 12ct.
B’ham 1865

Design Era: Mid-Victorian (1856-1880).
Materials: Chrysoberyl, Garnet, 14ct
Size: 18.54 NL / 58.3 FR / 8½ US / Q½ UK
Dimensions: H 0.3 x L 1 x W 0.6 cm
Weight in grams: 1,7
Condition: Good condition – used with some signs of wear

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Design Area

Area Information

Mid-Victorian, grand jewelry (1856-1880), because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria's husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, somber designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. Compared to previous periods, Mid-Victorian-era jewelry features highly creative, colorful designs using shells, mosaics and gemstones.

Materials

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Material Information

Garnet

Garnets, with their wide range of colors and varieties, have long been an important gem material throughout history with research dating their use back to the earliest known civilisations.

The name garnet is derived from the Latin word granatas, meaning grain or seed. Historically the red varieties of this gemstone, which resemble the seeds of a pomegranate in color, were referred to as garnets. The term garnet has come to refer to the whole family of minerals that crystallize in the cubic system and share the same chemical blueprint.

Chrysoberyl

Chrysoberyl is most often a lightly colored gemstone, though increased color saturation will increase its value. Chrysoberyl gemstones are often free of flaws, though stones larger than several carats are uncommon. With a hardness of 8½, Chrysoberyl is also one of the hardest gemstones.

14ct

Because of the softness of pure (24k), it is usually alloyed with base metals for use in jewelry, altering its hardness and ductility, melting point, color and other properties. Alloys with lower carat rating, typically 22k, 18k, 14k or 9k, contain higher percentages of copper or other base metals or silver or palladium in the alloy. Copper is the most commonly used base metal, yielding a redder color.

Size

18.54 NL / 58.3 FR / 8½ US / Q½ UK

Dimensions

H 0.3 x L 1 x W 0.6 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

1,7

Condition

Good condition – used with some signs of wear

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