Civil War Era, Gold Garnet Earrings with Pearls:


The 1855 to 1860 era, Garnet earrings are circled with Seed Pearls.
The earrings are handmade and set with hand cut garnets Each earring holds a pyrope deep red garnet of 3.85 carats, the setting of the center garnet gemstone is called crown set. The crown setting was only created by master goldsmiths. Also set in each earring is 25 natural ocean seed pearls of 1.50 mm in size and 3 dangling drilled pears of 3 mm each. 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 15 karat yellow gold tested, and 14 karat Gold wires. Garnet gemstones were used in the Civil War time period and represented Venture in the Language of Gems. The name garnet probably comes from the 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. The center
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. The size of each earring is 1 inch tall with the wires, and 1/2 of an inch wide.

Price: $1,100.00