"Garnets are found in a number of varieties around the world, but perhaps their most famous examples are the deep red varieties of pyrope-almandine garnets. These were most notably found in the region of Bohemia, which is the modern-day Czech Republic, and the region’s jewels became widely popular, densely set with a multitude of these deep red stones, shining like pomegranate seeds. Larger garnets like this were often cut en cabochon, and some have slightly concave bases, or are even foil-backed to help the light find its way more easily through the deep red. This beautiful example, with its characteristically rich colour, is flanked by a pair of pure natural pearls and accented with tiny glints of rose-cut diamonds, all offset by an opulent yellow gold mount with scrolled galleries. A truly luxurious example of Victorian jewellery design."
Why I love it...
“ This garnet has such depth of colour and is sitting pretty next to those milky pearls - amazing! ”
- Sammy, Founder
Place of Origin:
Pearls, Diamonds & Garnet (3.8cts calculated)
Height 4.5mm / Front 19mm x 11.7mm / Garnet 11.5mm x 8.5mm x 3.7mm
18ct Yellow Gold
Manufacture Date & Period:
1850-1895 / Victorian
Condition & Wear:
Very good / Minor wear commensurate with age
UK M / US 6.25 (complimentary re-size available)