Victorian French regional ring adorn with foiled Perpignan garnets, from the 19th century.
Cluster ring Perpignan garnet in pink gold 18 karats. Antique ring with a central round garnet surrounded by six round garnets in rose-cut. The stones are foiled. The main garnet is mounted on a structure attached by ties the head of the ring. The ring is soberly decorated with a gadroon on each shoulder. The gold structure is finely decorated with triangular V-shaped figures on the edges, the bottom of the bezels is domed. These cut-stones are known as “perpignan” or rose cut and are faceted on the top but flat on the bottom. These garnets have a beautiful raspberry, reddish-pink, slightly purplish color. These colors are typical of Perpignan jewelry, with a palette of shades that reveals itself in the sunlight. Regional jewelry from the early 19th century, France.
The paillon is an ancient technique of placing a sheet of metal under the stone, at the bottom of the bezel, to accentuate its brilliance. The cut and the method of manufacture of these Catalan jewels date back to the 18th century.
Marked with a horse’s head (1838-1919), illegible goldsmith’s mark.
Finger size: 58.5 EU or 8.5 US (possible to change the size)
Dimension of the ring head : 11 x 13 mm
Condition : scratches from use, small chip on one side of the central garnet
Weight : 2,94 gr