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The Bohemian garnet is only found in Bohemia and was valued for it's beauty and supposed curative and uplifting effects. Garnet jewelry is varied in style and garnets themselves range from multi-faceted reflectors of rich deep reds to cabochons, juicy as pomegranate seeds. They also come in almost all colors except blue.
Garnets were mounted in low and higher karat yellow gold, gold plate and mixed metal settings and more recently in sterling. The history of garnet jewelry goes back hundreds of years and it is no wonder when you see how glorious they are. Bohemian garnet jewelry is known for it's encrusted close-set stones which are often rose cut and sometimes combined with larger cabochons and faceted stones. (Bohemia became Czechoslovakia after WWI.)

Garnet as a gemstone had its heyday in the Victorian era when other dark "anti-gems" such as pyrite and jet were also popular. Garnets were thought to be a malady for blood disorders or anger. Pyrope is the name of the deep red, orange-red or purplish garnet. The major source of garnet gems from the Renaissance through the Victorian Era were the "Bohemian " pyrope deposits in the vicinity of Trebenice, Czechoslovakia, thus the name Bohemian garnets.

Bohemian Garnets are real garnets (often imitated in glass) that were mined from a certain mountain region in Bohemia, now long exhausted of its garnets, never to be found again. They are characterized by their intensely rich deep red color. Garnet jewelry, prolific during the Victorian era, has long been a favorite of antique jewelry lovers. These older garnets may also be referred to as Bohemian garnets because of their origin.

Today's garnets range mostly in the lighter orange reds to watery reds and come mostly from India. Garnets are very plentiful today but the quality of Bohemian garnets has never been matched. Learn about antique jewelry and period jewelry.

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18K ROSE GOLD ANTIQUE GENUINE RUBY STAR PENDANT

GORGEOUS ART DECO GENUINE NATURAL RUBY PENDANT. THIS PENDANT WAS CRAFTED IN SOLID 18KT ROSE GOLD. IT FEATURES APPROX 1.50 CTS TW IN GENUINE NATURAL RUBIES. THIS PENDANT MEASURES 7/8 INCH LONG BY 9/16 INCH WIDE. WEIGHT IS 1.6 GRAMS. GORGEOUS..... Chain NOT included. ID=18krosegoldstarrubypendant

$425.00

Cartier London Vintage 0.25ct Diamond Ring 18k Gold

Cartier Antique Vintage 1970s London 0.25ct Diamond, signed & numberd Ring 18k Gold

Designer: Cartier
Period: 1970s
Description: London 0.25ct Diamond, signed & numberd
Metal: 18k Gold
Ring Size: 6 (can be sized to any size

Condition: Excellent
Packaging: luxury rosewood lacquered leather box
. ID=JWY20

$2200.00



Huge Jeweled CZECH/BOHO Brooch

A magnificent brooch, the construction indicates it is most certainly Czech or Bohemian. The setting is gold wash over brass adorned with bright jewel tone chatons. All of the Austrian stones are prong set and the brooch measures 2-3/8 tall x 3-1/2 long. Very good vintage condition!. ID=jwy21

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Antique 9 K Gold Bohemian Garnets Butterfly/Bug Brooch

A beautiful antique 9ct gold bohemian Garnets butterfly/bug brooch. In good original condition, dates around 1900. Measures approx. 1-3/4" (wing span) x 7/8" (ie approx. 45mm x 22mm). ID=bohemiangarnetbutterfly

$850.00

ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ROSE CUT GARNET GOLD ENAMEL NECKLACE

AN OUTSTANDING RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CIRCA 1870 ROSE CUT GARNET GOLD & ENAMEL MINIATURE LOCKET NECKLACE. THIS MAGNIFICENT NECKLACE CONSIST OF 260 REAL RED ROSE CUT GARNETS. THE CHAIN IS DESIGNED WITH ROSE CUT GARNETS FORMED IN FLOWER LINKS CONNECTED BY JUMP RINGS. THE MINIATURE LOCKET IS HAS A FRENCH ENAMEL SCENE THAT DEPICTS A WOMAN IN 18th CENTURY DRESS READING A LOVE LETTER WITH A BIRD SITTING NEAR THE BASE OF A MEMORIAL MONUMENT SURROUNDED BY ROSE CUT GARNETS EVEN THE ATTACHED BALE. THE BACK OF THE LOCKET IS DESIGNED WITH A GLASS FRONT TO HOLD HAIR OR A PHOTOGRAPH. THE REAL RED ROSE CUT GARNETS ARE ALL SET IN WHAT IS CALLED GARNET GOLD WHICH IS IN FACT SHEETS OF SOLID ROSE GOLD APPLIED OVER A BASE METAL. THIS FABULOUS NECKLACE MEASURES 16&1/4 INCHES LONG WITH THE LOCKET AND BALE MEASURING 1&3/4 INCHES LONG BY 1 INCH WIDE. THIS NECKLACE WEIGHS 19.7 GRAMS.

THE NECKLACE IS PERFECT WITH NO REPAIRS AND NONE NEEDED. THIS NECKLACE IS ABSOLUTELY 100% ORIGINAL! IF YOU LOVE VICTORIAN JEWELRY THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS FANTASTIC ROSE CUT GARNET LOCKET NECKLACE! THESE SCARCELY FOUND PIECES ARE BECOMING ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AT ANY PRICE. ID=victoriangarnetenamelnecklace

$1700.00

Victorian 9 Ct Gold Bohemian Garnet Earrings c1880

Victorian 9 Ct Gold Bohemian Garnet Earrings c1880

Flower shaped earrings are set with garnets to form the petals. The Garnets are the red wine colour characteristic of stones from Bohemia. To the reverse are hooks with safety keepers for pierced ears. The earrings have been made in 9 carat yellow gold.

The design and craftsmanship date these earrings to the Victorian period, circa 1880.Each earring is 13mm or 0.51 inches. The stones all test as garnet. Combined weight is 2.5g.

Unmarked, test as 9 carat gold.

The front of the earrings are in very good condition. The hooks are in good working order, it would appear that the top of each hook has been reattached some time ago, this has been professionally done, but is just visible. ID=Bohemiangarnetearringshooks

GORGEOUS OLD Guilloche enamel PIN with RHINESTONES

GORGEOUS GUILLOCHE ENAMEL / RHINESTONE CRYSTAL BAR PIN, ART DECO DESIGN

3 RHINESTONES WITH GREEN AND WHITE ENAMEL

METAL LOOKS LIKE ROSE GOLD but is probably copper or brass, no marks

DIMENSIONS:2-3/8" long

CONDITION: EXCELLENT AND GUARANTEED.. enamel is excellent and much better than my pictures. ID=JWY25

Vintage Chatelaine Picture Lockets

This is a very vintage and well made Picture Locket Chatelaine. The double chain is 10 inches long with one of them being slightly longer. It has two lockets that suspend from a single chain. One is a heart with attractive heart scroll work, it opens and closes fine. The other locket is suspended from the bar on the pin and it is oval with scroll work also. This has two pins, the one on the oval locket bar is missing a swivel if it ever had one. It still works very well. This has some weight to it and looks to be a quality piece. I cannot identify the metal other than it is gold colored and feels solid. Maybe it is brass? It is unmarked. ID=PictureLocketChatelaine

$95.00

Vintage Guilloche Enamel Pink Rose Rhinestone Brooch

This beautiful vintage enamel rose brooch is a pale creamy yellow color, surrounded by sparkling prong set rhinestones in gold tone metal,1 1/4" diameter, wonderful condition no dark stones very sparkly, the photos do not do justice, very feminine and lovely. ID=JWY81

Antique BOHEMIAN GARNET Victorian Bangle BRACELET

gorgeous Bohemian garnet bangle bracelet with large center stone. The interior circumference of this bangle measures 7", larger than most bracelets from this era. The largest garnet is 8mm across and the front of the bracelet is 15mm or 5/8" wide. The metal is brass and has wear to it as shown in the photographs. The hinge has a bit of wiggle to it, although it is secure and there is a safety chain attached.ID=bohemiangarnetbanglebracelet

$725.00

ANTIQUE ROSE CUT BOHEMIAN GARNET SNOWFLAKE PENDANT

Beautiful old Bohemian garnet snowflake pendant circa 1930's. The pendant has been created
from brass and is in very good condition though it is a bit tarnished as vintage brass
goes. Makes an excellent patina. The stones are all rose cut except for the center stone which
is a cabochon cut, the piece is not marked and it measures approx. 1 1/8" long from top of bale
to bottom X 1" wide.
ID=bohemiamrosecutgarnetsnowflakependant

 

Antique Bohemian Garnet Pendant

Beautiful Bohemian garnet teardrop pendant done in gold over silver marked 92.5, measures 1 1/2 long x 7/8 wide. Probably from the 1920's. Chain NOT included. ID=bohemiangarnetteardroppendant.

 

Antique Edwardian Gold Star & Moon Seed Pearl Stick Pin

This is a very pretty unmarked gold stickpin featuring a moon with tiny seed pearls and a star with a glowing moonstone gem. The item is in excellent condition, although the pin is slightly bent. Measures 1 3/4" long. ID=antiqueedwardiangoldstarmoonstickpin

 
$85.00
 

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