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Antique Victorian Bohemian Garnet Brooch Pin

History: Garnet jewellery was at its height of popularity during the 19th century; and it was during the Victorian era that Bohemian garnet jewelry developed its characteristic design of the garnets entirely dominating the metal setting. This type of jewellery utilised rich claret-hued stones (pyrope garnets) that had been mined in the Bohemian region of Eastern Europe. Highly prized for both colour and light refraction, these close-set faceted garnets take on a striking luminosity and intense color when placed in clusters. It is said that the fire from a single Bohemian garnet can warm the coldest heart.

During the Victorian era, Western cultures believed that garnets would enrich the blood and provide the wearer with a long, healthy life. Victorians believed it empowered them with truth, constancy and faith. Garnets are also the birthstone for January and this brooch would sure make a wonderful gift.


Description: A fabulous brooch/pin dating to c1870-1890 comprised of a total of 77 rose cut garnets arranged in rosettes in 3 tiers.


Construction: appears to be silver with a slight brassy tone


Sizing: 3.12cm wide and 1cm thick


Weight: 9.6 grams


Condition: Excellent! With the loupe I can see 2 ever-so-slightly chipped stones. The pin has been replaced with a secure closure.


Value Points: Undamaged condition, original patina & no missing or replaced stones!


Pictures taken with and without sunlight to show the sparkle and colour.
I guarantee the pictures do not do this one justice!
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