This desirable Starburst Cluster Design is highly defined here ... ...I've seen the Garnet Stars but these are Starburst and not to be confused for a striking look - measuring a full 3/4" inches in diameter...they demand attention!
Large Genuine Garnet Starburst Earrings feature sparkling brilliance of Rose-Cut Bohemian Garnets. Unusual Starburst design, each earring perfectly features a large center gemstone encircled by dozens of magnificent layers of desirable deepest red Bohemian Garnets - covering the entire surface of each earring for Striking Beauty. Each Garnet is rose-cut to produce this excellent sparkling clarity. Lovely Garnets are known to warm and glow against your skin. These are large, each measuring 3/4" inch in diameter with their original old heavy duty backs (one back is now missing). European Marks, Tested: 9K Gold, hallmarked on post (hallmark slightly worn, hard to read). Condition: Wonderful Vintage.
Perfect for a Gift or Wear!
Garnets mined in Bohemia are of the variety called pyrope (from the Greek words pyr for "fire" and ops for "eye"). Of a rare high quality found in Central Bohemia in the north of the Czech Republic, the Bohemian garnet's color ranges from fiery-red to ruby-red, and its deep coloring is not lost even in the smallest, two-millimeter grains. This semi-precious gem is well known as the January birthstone.
The brilliant sparkle of the Bohemian Garnets is due to their excellent clarity, transparency and high refraction of light and therefore gained popularity in Europe in the 18th and 19th century as well as during the Victorian age. The traditional handcrafted Bohemian design places great emphasis on the arrangement of the garnets which dominate over the metal in each individual piece of jewelry.