The Half Loop Garnet Band

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The Half Loop Garnet Band

1,450.00

Metal: 15K Gold & Silver

Stone: Garnet 

Size: 5.25

Era: 1800

*This Ring Can Be Resized.

What You Should Know: Shank is a Victorian replacement. Light abraisons on small garnets due to age.

We think it's pretty fitting that the January birthstone is garnet. They are so fiery and warm, it's the only cure to the cold winter month. Garnets were especially popular in the Georgian and Victorian eras. Not only did jewelers use stones for their specific symbolic meaning, and garnet has some great ones, but the availability of red garnets during that time period was on the rise.

Around 1500, a huge deposit of gorgeous wine colored garnets was found in Czechoslovakia’s Bohemian Hills. These garnets are referred to as pyrope, which translates from Greek to fire eye and are typically small, clear, and with an energetic, vibrant color. As mining in the area increased and developed, the jewelry industry took advantage. By 18th and 19th centuries, Bohemian garnets were a must in any collection.

This half loop band hails from the year 1800, the beginning of the red garnet craze. The original maker of this ring was certainly a trend setter. A deep red garnet sits centrally in the band, with three smaller (but still significant!) garnets sit on each side. This piece looks amazing on its own as it sits in the perfect in between zone of ring and band, or stacked with other antique bands. With seven pretty stones, and a mix of silver and gold, this ring was made for stacking. May we suggest some friends for this stunner?

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