made in Moscow between 1899 and 1908
An antique 14K gold cluster ring is centered with a sparkling apple green 1.38 ct cushion cut Russian demantoid garnet framed by old rose cut diamonds.
The demantoid features some ‘horsetail’ inclusions which confirm its Ural Mountains origin.
The demantoid and diamond top measures 12 x 11 mm (7/16 x 7/16 in.)
The ring is marked with maker’s initials and 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard with initials ‘ИЛ’ for Moscow assay master Ivan Lebedkin (1899-1908).
Ring size 6.5 (17 mm) sizable
Russian demantoids over 1 carat are rare.