Monday, October 29, 2012

Love those old Bohemian Garnets !

This vintage 14kt gold ( 2.7 grams) genuine garnet marquise ring is quite beautiful! The setting is large ( 3/4" long) and the ring itself has a channel setting underneath the stone. The ring is a size 8 and is one of the larger gold garnet rings I have seen ( the setting). Garnets have been thought to provide protection for the wearer. Medieval warriors wore garnets to ward off being wounded in battle and as lucky talismans, thought to help bring victory. Centuries before that, it said that King Solomon also wore garnets into battle.This one is deep blood red and has a lot of beautiful faceting.

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