Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Garnet, Chrysoberyl, 12ct. Ring 6628-1055

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This antique ring is made of garnet and chrysoberyl gemstones set in 12 carat gold. It was crafted in Birmingham, England in 1865. It is a beautiful example of the craftsmanship and attention to detail of the jewelers of that era.

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Details: Ring, Garnet, chrysoberyls, , B’ham 1865 1055SY.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Design Era: Mid-Victorian (1856-1880).
Size: 18.54 NL / 58.3 FR / 8½ US / Q½ UK, sizeable (Within reason. Contact seller for information).
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.

Design Area

Area Information

Grand or Mid-Victorian jewelry refers to the jewelry produced during the middle part of the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901. During this time, jewelry design was influenced by a variety of styles and movements, including the Romantic and Gothic styles.

Mid-Victorian jewelry is characterized by its intricate detailing, use of precious materials such as gold and diamonds, and incorporation of motifs such as flowers, animals, and nature scenes. The style was also influenced by the Industrial Revolution, which made mass production of jewelry possible, and as a result, Mid-Victorian jewelry often featured machine-made elements such as gold filigree and enamel work.

One of the most famous designers of Mid-Victorian jewelry was the English jeweler, Charles Lewis Tiffany. Tiffany was known for his use of platinum and diamonds, as well as his incorporation of colorful gemstones such as sapphires and rubies. Another prominent Mid-Victorian jeweler was the French firm, Cartier, which produced a range of Mid-Victorian pieces using gold, diamonds, and other precious materials.

Mid-Victorian jewelry remains popular and is highly collectible to this day. It is often associated with the elegance and refinement of the time period, and is often seen as a symbol of wealth and sophistication.

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 a type of gemstone that is known for its hard and durable properties. It is rated 8.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, making it one of the hardest gemstones. This hardness makes chrysoberyl resistant to scratches and damage, which is an important factor in determining the durability of a gemstone.

Chrysoberyl is typically a lightly colored gemstone, ranging in color from yellow to green to brown. The color of chrysoberyl is often described as "honey-colored." However, the color saturation of chrysoberyl can vary, and stones with a more intense color will typically be more valuable.

Chrysoberyl is often free of flaws, and stones that are larger than several carats are uncommon. This is because chrysoberyl is a relatively rare gemstone, and large, high-quality specimens are hard to come by.

In jewelry, chrysoberyl is often used as a substitute for more expensive gemstones such as emerald or alexandrite. It is also used in a variety of other applications, including in the manufacture of watch crystals and other transparent objects.

Size

Dimensions

H 0.3 x L 1 x W 0.6 cm

Gender

Weight (in grams)

1,7

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