Are you into the magic of antique jewels ? We hope you are. Some have an amazing history, some whisper an age old secret..... others hold our ancestor feelings locked into their gems. And then you have the delightful trinkets full of fun, just for fun !
Just look at this spinning ball of alternating rows of seed pearls and faceted Bohemian pyrope garnets. They are dancing away, spinning like and old fashioned toy..... all about having fun and not a care in the world.....
Pyrope garnets of wonderful quality were discovered in the Kingdom of Bohemia at the turn of the 16th century. Their deep red colour with heir fantastic clarity is simply fabulous and considered one of the best in the world. The Bohemian garnet enjoyed a huge popularity in the second half of the 19th century, the Victorians adored their garnet jewels.
This one here started out life around 1880 as a super attractive and most unusual hatpin. Since hatpins are very rarely used nowadays it had been expertly re-purposed into a lovely pendant by removing the long 9 carat gold pin and replacing it with an old bale, also in 9 carat gold and matching in colour to the rest of the pendant. it is not hallmarked so we carefully tested it conferring the gold to be 9 carat. The pearls and garnets are graduated in size filling the pendant with their contrasting colours much like the stripes on the old fashioned candy....
The gem studded pendant is 0.75 inches in diameter and 1.03 inches in length with the bale included. It weighs 9.2 grams. It looks just fantastic on. This listing does not include the chain featured in the photos.
We love ...... the beautiful, precise and imaginative design of this Victorian delight. We love the spin of colours and the pearls and garnets in a dance.....
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Antique Bohemian Garnet And Pearl Spinning Ball Pendant Charm Circa 1880
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