Martha Washington Crystal Ring with Garnet
Mrs. Washington's fondness for garnets is evident from the number of necklaces, earrings, pins, hair ornaments and rings she assembled for herself and her daughter, Patsy (1757-1773), in the 1750s and 1760s.
A rose-cut diamond flower ring of Mrs. Washington in our museum collection is the inspiration for this sterling silver, garnet and crystal version. The original ring dating 1750-1775 with nine diamonds was considered an impressive display of taste and wealth.
A small garnet in the middle surrounded by a cluster of eight crystals give this size a modern day look. This ring comes in sizes 5-8.
Handmade by a Virginia artisan. Made in the USA.