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This is a brooch/pin setting was hand made of 12 karat gold and set with 80 natural Garnet gemstones which were by selecting deep red Bohemian Garnets that match in color and hand cutting each of the 80 gemstone. This type of construction is very labor intensive and took hours to create because of the small stones and all the prongs to hold each hand cut gemstone.
Garnet, so called by the ancient Greeks because the color reminded them of the "granatum," or pomegranate seed. Noah used my inner fire as a lamp on his bow as he cast about on the ocean. The roots as a gemstone are found in the Nile Delta in 3100 B.C., where Egyptian artisans would craft me into beads or inlay me into hand-wrought jewelry. In the Victorian language of Gemstones Garnet meant “Virtue” and garnets are the birthstone for January.
This brooch is 2 inches long and 1 inch tall; it has the original T-bar Pin and C-clasp. The lovely brooch with a unique design, and it is in excellent condition. Current insured value as of October 2016 is $1600.00.