This is a beautiful 18k solid gold ring with a bright purple garnet. The design is simple but pretty with a single row of thin twisted wire around the circumference of the band.
The stone in this ring is a Royal Purple garnet from a relatively new mine in Mozambique. There are a few other finds of purple garnet in the region including mines in Tanzania but they tend to have a slightly reddish undertone. This is some of the highest grade purple from the Tetra Mine in Mozambique (which produced the finest of the purple garnet) with deep purple color that is not too dark and has no reddish undertone. I would put this material up against some of the nicest purple sapphire for it color and brightness. The stone is clear, bright glassy and free of any visible flaws or imperfections.
The ring at its widest point is just approx 5/16” wide (at the front – top to bottom) and the band is a little over 1/8” wide at the back.
Learn more about Garnet at this link.