The Garnet Stirrup Ring

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The Garnet Stirrup Ring

2,650.00

Metal: High Karat Gold Mix (18K, 20k, 22k,)

Stone: Garnet

Size: 9

What You Should Know: Garnet is close backed.

* This Ring Can Be Resized.

The stirrup ring is a classic silhouette from the Middle Ages. These rings were inspired by both equestrian stirrups and gothic arches, with a bezel setting in a domed shape on a simple shank. They were a staple among clergymen, bishops, and noblemen during the time between the 12th and 14th centuries. Stirrup rings were most often set with dark-hued gemstones such as sapphire, amethyst, and garnet, and worn on the middle finger of the right hand, over a glove. 

 

When we found this antique ring, we knew we had stumbled upon a real piece of history. A smooth polished dark red garnet is set in high carat gold, in a quintessential early Renaissance stirrup ring style. This stirrup ring most likely belonged to an Italian bishop around 800 years ago, making it an incredible addition to any collection. Its beauty is in its simplicity and storied past. 

 

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