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Bohemian Garnet Locket. Set with over seventy breathtaking rose cut antique Bohemian Garnets. The reverse has a glazed locket on a hinge for a photo or memento Front and back are 9 carat gold, elsewhere is gilt metal. Circa mid 1800s. Typically these pieces were made of silver or low quality pinchbeck. This piece is unusual in that it is gold and a very early piece. The garnets are deliciously chunky and irregularly hand-cut. Just breathtaking in real life!

Garnet jewellery was at its height of popularity during the 19th century; and it was during the Victorian era that Bohemian garnet jewelry developed its characteristic design of the garnets entirely dominating the metal setting. This type of jewellery utilized rich claret-hued stones (pyrope garnets) that had been mined in the Bohemian region of Eastern Europe. Highly prized for both colour and light refraction, these close-set faceted garnets take on a striking luminosity and intense color when placed in clusters. It is said that the fire from a single Bohemian garnet can warm the coldest heart. During the Victorian era, Western cultures believed that garnets would enrich the blood and provide the wearer with a long, healthy life. Victorians believed it empowered them with truth, constancy and faith. Garnets are also the birthstone for January Light dust between the garnets otherwise in good used antique condition and ready for use!

Measures 1 & 1/4" long including the suspension loop.

Light dust between the garnets otherwise in good used antique condition and ready for use!

Rare Antique Bohemian Garnet Locket, Antique 9K gold, Authentic Circa mid 1800s

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: authentic rose cut garnets, 9 k gold, solid gold, k gold, antique gold, Bohemian garnets, hand cut garnets, rose cut garnets, gold, rose gold
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 353 reviews
  • Favorited by: 124 people