A charming Victorian garnet brooch, in 9Kt gold, England, circa 1870's - 1900's.
The expertly crafted 9 karat rosy yellow gold setting has been bezel set with 16 pear and round shaped garnets totaling, approximately, 0.32 carats. All the gems are a rich red hue and have very good clarity.
The brooch is in excellent antique condition showing a fair amount of expected wear. Mentioned for accuracy the clasp shows signs of professional reinforcement. The pin has only been lightly cleaned in order to maintain its look. It weighs approximately 3.61 grams and measures 1.61 inches (4.1 cm) wide by 0.83 inches (2.1 cm) tall. It is not hallmarked but tested positive for 9K gold.