Antique Bohemian Garnet Earrings

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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.

 

 

 

Antique Bohemian Garnet Earrings

ANTIQUE VINTAGE BOHEMIAN GARNET SILVER/GOLD P EARRINGS

ANTIQUE VINTAGE BOHEMIAN GARNET SILVER/GOLD P EARRINGS

ANTIQUE VINTAGE BOHEMIAN GARNET SILVER/GOLD P EARRINGS

$225.00

ANTIQUE VINTAGE BOHEMIAN GARNET SILVER/GOLD P EARRINGS

Antique or old vintage genuine rose cut bohemian garnet earrings. Stunning little earrings for pierced ears are fabricated of 900 silver (marked) with a gold wash, common to these old garnet pieces. All garnets are present and a beautiful glowing red consistent with the era. They measure 8mm wide at their widest (the "flower") and 27.5mm long (not including the wires). They have a few other hallmarks that I cannot completely make out but appear to be Austrian up to early 1930's. No guarantee on that as I am NOT certain, but that is what they look like. Slight wear to gold wash on ear wires. ID=bohemiangarnetsilveroldpearrings

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THE MEANINGS OF GARNET

GARNET - The stone of love and devotion

Chakra: Base Chakra - 1st and 2nd - awakens the Kundalini

Stone associated with:  Aries, Virgo, Capricorn, Leo and Aquarius

Birthstone:   Normally considered as January birthstone, Garnets also work well for those born under the sun signs of Aries, Leo, & Virgo.

Element: FIRE

Angelic

Archangel Raphael is the Archangel for those in need of healing, wholeness, and unity and he is affiliated with the colors green and deep pink.

Vibrates to the number #2

Keywords:

Inspires romantic love, passion, stability, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, personal success, career success, social popularity, self confidence, fertility, persistence, stamina, survival, passion, intimacy, power, empowerment, motivation, assertion, ambition, respect, fame, glory, renown and increased productivity.