An unusual and captivating antique row ring featuring three rows of old cut gemstones. This 15ct ring was made in Australia in the late 1800’s. The low profile and hard wearing gemstones make this an ideal ring for everyday wear.
Five deep orange and adamantine garnets of approximately 2.5mm diameter each span the centre of the face of the ring, with rows of old cut diamonds on each side of a similar size. The natural garnets are a deep orange hue, my gemologist believes they might be of the hessionite or spessartite varieties, but it is difficult to get an pinpoint which type of garnet they are due to their size and setting. The total garnet carat weight is over 1/3 carat, and the total diamond carat weight is approximately .6 carats. The stones are all original to the ring and are securely set.
The face of the ring measures 14.2mm x 8.12mm and the ring sits 4mm high on the finger. It weighs 4.7 grams.
The ring is modelled in 15ct gold and hallmarked to the inside of the band 15ct and “Real Stones”, an amusing hallmark I have seen on several early Australian pieces, but have not been able to pinpoint the maker as yet.
Size L1/2 or 6
In excellent antique condition, ready for immediate and everyday wear.