During the Victorian Era, love, devotion, and spirituality were virtually inseparable parts of everyday life. As for the lore of Garnets It's been written as a stone that has been coveted for thousand of years.
Once thought to activate deep eternal love, to ground and protect the wearer, to promote good health, and even to cure a fever. Garnets were often worn for protection when traveling.
Throughout the years this gemstone has symbolized many things including fire, faith, truth, grace, constancy, and fidelity. The romance and drama of this glorious age of grace and charm are fully embodied in this antique acquisition. Circa 1889 (depicted in "Antique Jewelry" Second Edition) Rose-cut Bohemian Garnet Brooch.
Book piece as similar featured in Antique Jewelry Guides at price points well exceeding our offering. This is a gorgeous piece!
A profuse collection of fine rose-cut garnets with a deep rich dark red color culminate to a center floral top. These opulent gems have been arranged into a beautiful multi-layered dimensional design - having the original antique "c" clasp on back. Measuring 1 2/8" across. It was difficult to photo the depth/tiers of the piece however it was masterfully crafted three layers thick. All stones are original and prong mounted which can be a rare find if you are fortunate enough to happen upon one of this quality, age and size.
This would be at the top of the list as an exquisite heirloom acquisition!
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