Heart Aflame : Etruscan Revival Pear Shaped Garnet Cabochon Ring

AU$2,200.00

An arresting statement ring – this piece is a thoughtful conversion from an enormous Etruscan Revival stick pin, dating to the Victorian Era, circa 1880. The pear shaped garnet cabochon is foil backed, giving the stone the ability to burst into super saturated, vivid colour in direct light.

The original pin had the stone set with the tip of the pear pointing down, echoing the shape of a Georgian Era heart. You can, of course, wear this ring in either orientation – as a heart or a drop.

Manufacture:
The face of the original component is hand made with a double rope border that frames the extra large natural garnet. The border and face of the ring XRF test as 17ct, with the domed back testing as 9ct gold.

The band has been handmade to compliment the original component, in sympathy with rings from the period. It is made in 9ct gold for strength and stability. Converting antique elements into a new form is more complicated than it might seam – if you are interested in learning what is involved I’d be happy to share it with you, just let me know. I’m very fortunate to work with a local antiques specialist who will take on projects most others would shy away from.

The pear shaped garnet measures 16.35mm x 11mm x 4mm.
The face of the ring measures 21mm x 15.82mm. Sits 8.14mm high on the finger.
Weighs 5.7 grams

Size P or 7.75
resizable – complimentary resizing is available for this ring. I would advise against making it more than a size or two smaller, but it could be made much larger if desired. This is simply because of the size of the stone, it has huge finger coverage.

Condition:
In excellent antique condition.
There are a few tiny nibbles to the surface of the garnet, only visible under magnification. The domed back has a little dent, which cannot be seen when worn. Ready for immediate wear – please avoid getting it wet to preserve the vibrant foiling.

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Description

An arresting statement ring – this piece is a thoughtful conversion from an enormous Etruscan Revival stick pin, dating to the Victorian Era, circa 1880. The pear shaped garnet cabochon is foil backed, giving the stone the ability to burst into super saturated, vivid colour in direct light.

The face of the original stick pin is hand made with a double rope border that frames the extra large natural garnet. The border and face of the ring XRF test as 17ct, with the domed back testing as 9ct gold.

The band has been handmade to compliment the original component, in sympathy with rings from the period. It is made in 9ct gold for strength and stability.

The pear shaped garnet measures 16.35mm x 11mm x 4mm.
The face of the ring measures 21mm x 15.82mm. Sits 8.14mm high on the finger.
Weighs 5.7 grams

Size P or 7.75