E550 Garnet Pin Flower and Scroll Motif in Vermeil:


The circa date of this pin/brooch is in the mid-19th century. The brooch would have been worn at the collar in the center where it comes together. It was made by selecting deep red Bohemian Garnets that match in color and hand cutting each stone. The brooch is set in a setting of vermeil and all handmade. Bohemian garnet jewelry in the Victorian era was often set in vermeil which is gilded silver. This type of construction is very labor intensive and took hours to create because of the small stones and all the prongs and bezel set stones to hold each hand-cut gemstone. Garnet is probably the most used gemstone of the mid-19th century. This brooch is graceful and lovely design and one of a kind custom made.
Garnets are 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 1 1/2 inches across and 1 1/3 tall, it has the original Pin T-bar and C- clasp. The lovely brooch is in excellent condition and durable to wear.

Price: $550.00