This is such a finely made ring, in true Arts and Crafts style. I believe it to be more modern than the c1900s era but it is very much in the design style of the Artificers’ Guild rings. It is crafted in 9ct yellow gold and features a beautiful navette shaped almandine garnet.
It is hand set with the most beautiful large square teeth, which are enhanced by the jammy red and glossy garnet set within them. There is a fine rope twist border which seems to float around the navette shape of the external structure. There are even tiny gold balls set around it, again referencing the Artificers’ Guild designs.
The ring sits beautifully on the finger and is a very attractive shape. It is stamped twice on the inside of the band. One mark reads “C97” so is perhaps a serial number. The other set of marks are UK hallmarks for 9ct gold, which are so tiny I am struggling to read them I can see that the ring is pre 1973 by the type of markings but I cannot pinpoint exactly.
It measures as approx UK size M, approx US size 6.25. The navette shape on the face of the ring measures approx 2.1cm long.
A timeless piece of design in excellent condition and waiting to go to its forever home! She’s a beauty!