Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold

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Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold

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An antique ring, intricately modeled as a pair of lion's paws. The beast's fur is rendered in fine, wavy detail, and its fingers come together around an especially pretty, pinkish-wine-colored garnet. The gemstone is held in place by the lion's eight claws. This is a striking and unusual setting— while you might occasionally find period examples of lion paw fobs or medals, I have not seen another ring quite like this one. It is solid, with a broad tapering profile— suitable for both men and women. Marked by the goldsmith, with a sans-serif M flanked by two stars.

Materials

14k gold
Garnet

Age

c. 1890

Condition 

Excellent. This garnet has been newly recut to crisp its facets.

Size

US 8 3/4

This ring can be easily re-sized; to add custom sizing to your order, visit our services page.

Dimensions

Ring face measures approx 12.35 x 14.5 mm. Shank measures approx 10 mm at the shoulder and tapers to approx 4 mm at the back. Garnet measures approx 6 mm. Weight is 8.2 grams. This ring can be re-sized (please see my FAQs and contact me with custom sizing requests). 

 

Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold
Victorian Garnet Beast Ring in 14k Gold