Early Victorian Antique Bohemian Garnet oval locket brooch with hinged opening back.
A beautiful Early Victorian antique Bohemian Garnet oval locket brooch.
The multiple circular rose cut stones in set in three tiers, with multiple rows of garnet in each tier. On the second tier a halo on tear-drop garnets are set. On the back is a hinged glass locket.
Rose gold coloured setting
Tube hinge and C pin fastening in good working order.
Original glass in perfect condition.
Circa - 1800s
Meaures - 4cm x 3.5cm (1.6" x 1.4")
Condition - Very good antique condition, one stone has possibly been replaced. (see photos)
The name 'Garnet' stems from the Greek word for pomegranate, a fruit with clusters of fiery red seeds. The Czech Republic in Europe is one of the few places in the world where the 'Pyrope' variety of garnet can be found. The pyrope has the deepest fiery red colour of the entire garnet family.
This unique garnet is world renown as the famous Bohemian Garnet and has been mined from the mountains of Bohemia for over 600 years. Highly valued for it's colour, beauty and supposed curative and uplifting effects, they became popular in Europe during the 18th and 19th century and enjoyed great admiration and demand during the Victorian age.
The traditional hand crafted Bohemian design places great emphasis on the arrangement of the garnets which dominate over the metal in each individual piece of jewellery.
The brilliant sparkle of the Bohemian Garnets is due to their excellent clarity, transparency and high refraction of light.
Beauty, elegance, durability and value assures the continued admiration and demand for the Bohemian Garnet.
Item will be sent in a lovely gift box suitable to give as gift
Shipping will be via The Royal Mail.
- UK 1st Class Signed for
- Worldwide shipping - Tracked and signed
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