E479 Shamrock (Trefoil) Garnet Earrings circa 1930:


The earrings are gold-filled with 14-karat ear wires and set with hand cut garnets that are oval cut. Victorian garnet gemstones are a deeper true red than garnets that are mined today (which have a lot of orange to brown color to them). The six gemstones are 1 1/4 carats each, totaling 9 carats in the set of earrings. Garnet gemstones were used in the Civil War time period and represented Virtue in the Language of Gems. The name garnet probably comes from pomegranate. Many ancient pieces of garnet jewelry are studded with tiny red stones that do look a lot like a cluster of pomegranate seeds! Jewelry set with garnets from Czechoslovakia was extremely popular in the nineteenth century.
Garnet Facts:
The history of Garnet dates back to the Bronze Age (more than 5,000 years ago), when it was a very popular gemstone. According to Christian and Jewish mythologies, when God's wrath clouded the earth with thunderous storms and endless rain during the Great Flood, a radiant red Garnet guided the way for Noah, ultimately leading his ark to salvation.
These earrings are in excellent condition and beautiful to wear. The size of each earring is 1 1/4of an inch tall, and 3/4 of an inch wide.

Price: $395.00