E584 Cluster set Garnet Earrings Set in 15 karat Yellow Gold:

Civil War period Earrings Garnet
E584

The earring settings are handmade of 15 karat Gold and have lever backed ear wires which were replaced at some point. The Victorian earrings would have been created between 1850 to 1860 and are from Philadelphia.
The natural Bohemian Garnets are a deep color of garnet; there are ten round cut garnets at 10 points each, and a center oval cut Garnet at
75 points in each earring. All garnets are hand cut and handset in these lovely earrings.

Garnet Facts and Legends:
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.
Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years. Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern from Garnet to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Garnets were found in jeweler from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman eras. Many courageous discoverers and travelers wore Garnets for protection, as they were considered favorite talismans and protective stones because it was believed in those days that Garnets illuminate the night and prevent their wearer from any evil. Today science explained to us that its high refraction of light causes the proverbial luminosity of Garnet.
The garnet earrings are 1 inch tall and 1/2 of an inch at the widest area. The Victorian earrings are lovely, durable to wear and in excellent condition.

Price: $575.00