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BOHEMIAN GARNET BROOCH

$ 720

There’s a seemingly endless variety of designs in bohemian garnet jewellery.  This one is quite unusual with its closely set very fine radiating ribs over a double row of much larger stones forming the striking border.  The central section is four rows of alternating sized stones with one central oval larger garnet.  We have named this one Black Dahlia.

Mined in an area once known as Bohemia for over 600 years (now Czechoslovakia) bohemian garnets are a variety of garnet called pyrope from the Greek pyr for fire and ops for eye.  Gems from this area are considered to be of the finest quality. Like the seeds of a pomegranate these crimson gems are shining and richly hued.  Rose cutting makes the most of their sparkle, colour and internal fire adding depth and dimension.  Mostly set in low carat gold.

 

JEWEL NOTES

 

Circa 1880

Garnet

Low carat gold

Length 50mm x 45mm

Weight 20.2gms

 

CODE V892

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