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by: Kristina

My boss has a background in jewelry making and noticed my ring. He said that the center stone is a 52 cut brilliant and the smaller side stones look like they are 32 cut brilliant. He also thinks the ring was "cast" silver - and also very old because the silver band is very thin, compared to the base under the design. Could you give me some information on when sterling silver cast rings were made - what time period? Thanks Yvonne!

-Kristina

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by: Kristina

Hi Yvonne!

Thanks so much for responding. I'm fascinated to learn more about this ring! I think the garnets may be rose cut-- middle stone is an octogon surrounded by other facets, and the smaller stones have a hexagonal shape in the center. I can't make out the markings, they are too worn. I can send in additional pictures, just let me know where to send them. Thanks for your help!!

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by: Anonymous

Good Morning Kristina!

oh my america, what a lovely ring, Garnets will make the coldest air fire! These stones, that can look like glowing coals, were popular in the Victorian era in the 19th century. Garnets mined in Bohemia are of the variety called pyrope (from the Greek words pyr for "fire" and ops for "eye"); the Bohemian garnet's color ranges from fiery-red to ruby-red. Bohemian garnet is high quality garnet and is only found in the Central Bohemia region of northern Czech Republic.

Kristina, concerning your inquiry, the cut of the stones, will provide information for dating purposes. Can you determine if the stone is antique cut? The Rose cut is an antique cut; it resembles the petals of an open rose, when viewed from the top of the stone. Is the ring marked? Are there any hallmarks inside the band?

Best Wishes for the New year

Yvonne




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