E608 Quality Garnet Bangle Bracelet Flower Motif:


E608

This handmade bracelet setting in 12 karat yellow gold over sterling. The garnet jewelry in this period was often set in “Garnet Gold” or Vermeil.
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.
The bangle is set with hand cut and hand set garnets. The center "Flower is set with seven round cut stones of 5 mm each. The flower and shoulders also have twelve round cut garnets at 3 mm each. The bracelet band has sixty-four round garnet st 2 mm each. The garnets are bezel and prong set; hand cut natural garnet gemstones which are cut into a rose cut. Rose cut garnets reflect the candlelight and the other early lighting of the period such a fluid lamps of the “Evenings Social” affairs.
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, were known to have 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”.

More Garnet information:
Garnets are very old mined gemstones and have been widely known for thousands of years. Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern from Garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Garnets are found in jeweler from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they were considered popular talismans and protective stones because it was believed in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from any sort of evil. Today science explained to us that the proverbial luminosity of Garnet is caused by its high refraction of light. The Bohemian garnets were used in jewelry in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Period and highly desired in the 19th Century.

The bangle is a good size that would fix the average wrist. It has an inside measurement of 6 3/4 inches. The front of the bracelet is ¾ of an inch tall and the back band is 4 mm tall. The bracelet is in excellent condition and strong to wear, the clasp and safety chain are strong as well.

Price: $895.00