Recently acquired on a trip to Amsterdam, this 14k gold ring exemplifies the Georgian Revival style that Dutch jewelers have become masters of. The ring features a blood-red rose cut garnet, whose facets shimmer on the stone’s opaque surface. The stone is bezel set, surrounded by Medieval-esque details that are often seen in Georgian Revival jewelry. Four small balls create a rectangle around the garnet, while a variation of a trefoil is cut out of the gold on both sides of the stone.
The Dutch are known for making jewelry in the style of Georgian Revival and have gained a reputation for having the world’s highest quality Georgian Revival pieces. Collet settings, repoussé, cannetille, and Georgian motifs are often seen in Dutch jewelry, and this stunning ring is no exception.
The ring weigh 2.5 grams. The garnet is 7.25 x 5.7 mm (approximately 1 carat), and the band is 8.2 mm wide.
The maker’s mark PWM can be found on the band, along with 585, which is the Dutch mark for 14k gold that came into use in the 1950’s.
Ring size 6.5, with the ability to be resized.