E579 Civil War Era Bohemian Garnet, Gold Earrings:


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The earrings are handmade and set with a hand cut, early Flat cut natural garnet. Each earring holds a hand-cut 3.5 carat Bohemian Garnet gemstone.
 Victorian garnet gemstones are a deeper true red than garnets that are mined today The garnets are set in 15 karat yellow gold crown bezel setting around the garnets and have14 karat tested yellow gold wires. At bottom of the Garnet's bezel is a dangling freshwater flat pearl in the shape of a heart.
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 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 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 earrings measure 1 1/2 of an inch long and 1/2 of an inch long.
The earrings are in excellent condition and very comfortable to wear.

Price: $595.00