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RARE Antique Victorian Bohemian Garnet Bangle Bracelet PAIR

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From my 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.

 

HISTORY & MARKS

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 gold.

 

They are set in what was or is termed “Garnet Gold”, a base metal – most likely silver - with a gold finish.

 

SIZING

Suitable:          Small to medium wrist – fit my 16cm wrist snugly but perfectly

Circumference: measures about 15.7cm

Diameters:        5.5cm & 4.5cm

Width:             9mm

Weight:            36.3 grams in total

 

OVERALL

Excellent 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!




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