E629 Victoria Bohemian Garnet Cluster Pin with Hearts:


This nicely designed brooch is set with Rose Cut Bohemian Garnets in around Cluster design. All garnets are hand cut for especially for this brooch. Each gemstone is prong set, which would have been very labor intensive with the stones so close together. The garnet range from 6 mm with the center Garnet to 1 mm for the small outside garnets there is 78 Garnets set in the Brooch. The setting is called 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. It is commonly used as a component in jewelry. Victorian also called it Garnet Gold.
Information on Garnets:
The Bohemian garnets were used in jewelry in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance Period and highly desired in the 19th Century. The garnets were mined in Bohemia, Saxony, and Scotland. These garnets are Bohemian dark red gemstones that are all hand cut and hand set in this setting. 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.
In the language of the Gemstones, during the Victorian time, garnets represented “Virtue”.
The Brooch size is 1 1/2 across and is in excellent condition and all stones are original to the pendant.

Price: $525.00