Victorian French regional ring adorn with foiled Perpignan garnets, from the 19th century.
Perpignan garnet star ring in yellow and rose 18 karats gold. The head of the ring takes the form of a 12-pointed star decorated with Perpignan garnets. In the centre of the composition, a round garnet in closed setting is surrounded by twelve faceted garnets arranged in a star or flower shape. The Perpignan cut garnets are foiled and set in a closed setting, the bottom of the bezels is domed. These garnets have a beautiful raspberry, pink and red colour. These particular colours are typical of Perpignan jewellery, with a palette of shades that is revealed in the sunlight. The star pattern is set in a yellow gold ring. The ring head was probably mounted on a later ring. The ring is a regional French jewel from the beginning of the 19th century.
Finger size: 57.5 EU or 8 US (can be changed)
Dimensions of the ring head: 2.1 cm x 1.7 cm x 0.7 mm
Note: the ring’s band was probably made afterwards
Condition: one garnet on the edge is cracked.
Weight : 5,35 gr
Technical point: the foil is an old technique consisting in placing a sheet of metal under the stone, at the bottom of the bezel, in order to accentuate its brightness. The cut and method of manufacture of these Catalan jewels dates back to the 18th century.