These is a very old Bohemian garnet ring that is at least 150 years old.
Gemstones: Bohemian Garnets
Shape: round faceted
Measurements: 1 @ 5.5 x 5.5 x 3.64 mm / 7 @ 2.5 mm
Weight: 1 = 0.77 cts / 7 = 0.63 cts
Shape: rose cut diamonds
Measurements: 16 @ 1.2 mm
Weight: 16 = 0.12 cts
Dimensions: 14.8 x 14.8 / 2.5 - 1.8 mm wide / 7 mm high off finger
Metal: 18k Yellow Gold with silver top
Markings: makers mark on back of shank
Finger Size: 6.25
Weight: 4.7 grams
Condition Rating: 7 (stones show wear, one garnet was recently replaced, stones were checked and ring was cleaned)
Thanks for looking!!!
Victorian Bohemian Garnet 18k Yellow Gold and Silver Ring
Bracelets and rings get the most wear out of all the styles of jewelry. Make sure that your jewelry is professionally cleaned and your stones checked annually.
For gold rings, the higher the karat weight, the softer the metal will be, and the easier it will scratch. Frequent polishing is unecessary. Polishing your rings removes layers of metals and will thin it out through time.
The same goes with platinum, as it is a malleable and softer metal, yet denser, which makes it last longer. Platinum is also a white metal naturally and stays white, whereas white gold is yellow that has white alloys giving it a whiter appearance, but will never be as white as platinum.
For high value items, typically of $1,000, it is a good idea to have your pieces insured on your homeowners policy or with a separate insurer like Jewelers Mutual.