E578 Victorian Bohemian Garnet Link Bracelet Circa 1865:

Civil War Era Garnet Bracelet

It is rare to find an early Garnet link Bracelet from the Victorian period. These hand cut genuine Bohemian garnet jewels are natural garnets with a beautiful, deep fiery red color that are highly prized. The Bohemian garnet jewels are from what is now known as The Czech Republic and 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 distinctive designs in which garnets dominate the gemstones in popularity. In this period, these garnets were called the “Bohemian Ruby.”
This bracelet is set with three Star Clusters, and fourteen round cluster set gemstones. In the Victorian language of Objects, the Star symbolizes the Spirit.
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.
Each set of garnet links are connected with small links allowing for movement and a graceful fit. The bracelet is 7/8 of an inch across 7 1/4 inches long and should fit an average wrist today. The gemstones and bracelet are in excellent condition and strong to wear, comes the original gold safety chain.

Price: $675.00