Elaborate, Four Leaf Clover, Bangle Bracelet with Bohemian Garnets, Circa 1870:

Antique Four Leaf Clover Garnet Bracelet
Victorian Four Leaf Clover Garnet Gemstone Bangle Bracelet

The bracelet is handmade of sterling and covered with 12 karat yellow gold. The garnet jewelry in this time period is very often set in “Garnet Gold” or Vermeil. The bangle is set with prong set; hand cut natural garnet gemstones which are cut into a rose cut. Rose cut garnets reflect the candle light and the other early lighting of the period such a fluid lamps of the “Evenings Social” affairs.
Definition of Vermeil, a French word which came into use in the English language, mostly in America, in the 19th century as an alternative for the usual term silver-gilt is a combination of sterling silver and gold, and other precious metals. It is commonly used as a component in jewelry.
These exquisite genuine Bohemian garnet jewels are natural garnets with nice, deep fiery red color that are highly prized. The Bohemian garnet jewels are from what is now known as The Czech Republic. These Garnets adorned the dresses of Russian tsarinas at the Vienna congress after the Napoleon fall in 1815.
During the ninetieth century the appearance of the Bohemian garnet jewelry has reached the characteristic designs in which garnets dominate the gemstones in popularity. In the Georgian times, these garnets were called the “Bohemian Ruby”. The gemstone Garnet means Virtue in the Victorian “Language of Gemstones”.

The bangle bracelet is a good size for a period bracelet. It measures 7 inches for the inside band. The bracelet is 1/8 inch on the back of the band, widest area in the front is 3/4 inch. The bangle open to but on and has a safety chain. This is a special Victorian Era bracelet with a Four Leaf Clover motif, worked into the design. Excellent condition with some strengthening repairs on the back of the clover. The Bracelet has an insured value of $2600.00 as of November 2011.

Price: $875.00