1980s 14K Garnet & Diamond Ring | Sz 10.5 | N33
Vintage ring from 1980s. Garnet and diamond, 5.8 grams.
With associations with the heart, blood, inner fire, and life force, garnets have long been considered symbols of love. Garnet symbolism also extends to friendship.
In Greek mythology, Persephone, the goddess of vegetation, was kidnapped by Hades, the god of the Underworld. She could only return to the surface world if she didn’t eat any food in that realm. Since she ate some pomegranate seeds, she had to remain in the Underworld for that many months out of the year, which results in the months of winter.
Because of garnet’s association with pomegranate seeds, the stone has come to stand for the safe return of a friend or loved one. Garnets were said to protect travelers on their journeys and were often exchanged between friends as tokens that they would meet again. (Though in the myth, the pomegranate seeds bind Persephone to return to Hades).
- Only one available!
- Size 10.5.
All rings can be resized upon request. Ring sizing fees typically range from $60-200 depending on how much metal is needed to go up in size.