E565 Victorian, Cluster Set Garnet Earrings set in Vermeil :


E565

The earrings are handmade and set with hand cut garnets that are Rose Cut. Each earring holds 12 rose cut round natural stones circling the center Garnet; the small garnets are 2.2 mm in size and the Round center hand cut Garnet is 1 carat in size. 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 garnets are set in Vermeil which is a Gold gift over Sterling. The earrings are stud backed and come with new nuts on the stud post. The posts are 14 karat Gold.
Garnet gemstones were used in the Civil War period and represented Venture 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 today and very comfortable. The size is 1/2 inch across.

Price: $395.00