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personal collection comes this pair of Gorgeous Antique Bohemian Garnet Bangle
Bracelets. No amount of pictures can truly display the magnificent sparkling
deep red of these genuine stones – in person they are just amazing!
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 pair of bracelets would certainly make
a wonderful gift.
Very simply styled yet incredibly elegant, each features 3 rows
of Gorgeous Rose Cut garnets – 2 outer rows of larger stones framing a central
channel of teeny baby garnets equating to approximately 114 in total each! They
have oval shaping
with the original V spring box-style clasps in perfect working order, as are the
hinges. The safety chains are replacements in a gold filled herringbone chain –
they are as they came to me. Perhaps replacing them with sterling chains would
be suitable. Inside they are delicately engraved with the monogram LMS.
There are no identifying markings but the design, clasp and hinge
assist in dating them to the 1880s. It is of gold filled construction with the outer
surfaces testing positive for 10 carat
They are set in what was or is termed “Garnet Gold”, a base
metal – most likely silver - with a gold finish.
Suitable: Small to medium wrist – fit my 16cm
wrist snugly but perfectly
Diameters: 5.5cm & 4.5cm
Weight: 36.3 grams in total
Antique condition! There are some flaws inside – some folds creases and
separations. Having seen a number of these over the years, I know these are
typical and of little concern – please view the pictures. All stones appear to
be original with no replacements that I can see. I have pictured them in
different light to show the garnets’ gorgeous red wine colour. You will be
Absolutely thrilled – I guarantee it! A Rare pair of bracelets in Original
condition not to be missed! Expect to pay several thousand dollars in an
Antique jewellery store.
What a Fantastic addition to any Prized Antique Heirloom jewellery collection. You will be thrilled with these bracelets! Do not miss the opportunity to purchase this RARE pair. The perfect gift idea for an upcoming bride, twin girls, sisters, mother and daughter or a special treat just for you!
EXPECT TO BE WOWED – I Guarantee you will be Thrilled with these Beauties!