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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.

Vintage and Antique Jewelry

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Vintage Silver Bohemian Garnet Necklace c.1910

This is the loveliest Bohemian garment necklace we have seen in a long time! Edwardian period and a real stunner. Measures 16 & 1/4" long opened out. Weights 25.87 grams. The necklace is made of rose cut garnets and silver (acid tested for silver, no marks), that had been gilded but with time the gild is almost gone. The push in clasp works fine and there are two further loops either side of the clasp for a safety chain if required. All the stones are present and the necklace is in very good condition with no damage to report. ID=silverbohemiangarnetnecklace

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Edwardian Bohemian Garnet Gold & Silver Earrings

This is a gorgeous vintage Bohemian rose cut garment silver pair of Edwardian dangle grape earrings, c.1920. Earrings are for pierced ears and have a stud on the backs. They are beautifully decorated set with a natural colorful faceted Bohemian garnet stones.


Measures 1 1/2 inch long and 5/8 inch wide. Weights 8.76 grams. There is no marks, but the earrings acid tested for silver and the studs are tested for 14 carat gold.

The earrings are in very good condition with no damage to report. There are no stones lost or chipped. The backs don't appear to be original, but added late to improve the earrings. They are very comfy to wear. ID=antiquebohemiangarnetsilvergoldearrings

$385.00

Antique Bohemian Garnet Silver Ring W/Russian Marks

This is a delightful vintage Bohemian garnet silver ring.Measures 15/16 inch long and 1/2 inch wide on the top with 16 garnets. Weights 2.87 grams. The size of the ring is 16,5 mm in diameter (size 6). It is marked with Russian Leningrad Inspection for silver with star, hammer and cycle and 875 and another mark that we can't identify (please, see our pictures).

The ring is in very good condition with no damage to report. ID=BohemianGarnetSilverRing/RussianMarks


$350.00

Antique Victorian RoseCut Bohemian Garnet Bracelet 4Row

1800's-1900's Antique Victorian Rose-Cut Bohemian Garnet Bangle Bracelet
All of these fabulous Garnet Stones are rose-cut
This 1800's-1900's Antique Victorian Hinged Bangle Bracelet
Has Four (4) Rows of Rose-Cut Bohemian Garnets
This is Gorgeous Four Row hinged Bohemian Garnet Bangle with Safety Chain
Has Original Safety Chain. The Sparkling Bohemian Garnet are all Rose-Cut
(Faceted to a point in the middle on the top surface)

This Beautiful Elegant Bracelet Features
176 Round Rose-Cut faceted Bohemian Garnets

Bracelet Measures approximately
5/8" Wide

The Garnets are a lovely Deep Wine Red color,
Which becomes a Fiery Red when Illuminated.
Often called Pomegranate Red.
Set on gold over silver.

The inside measurement of the oval bangle
A proximately
2 1/4" x 2 1/8"
Closed inside across

As in the 1800 is seems ladies wrist were very small.
Please note that the bracelet is small when closed
The inside circumference is 6.5 inches
The bracelet has a box clasp and safety chains
The safety chain can be removed if needed to slip on wrist.This Beautiful Bangle Bracelet is in excellent condition
No missing or replaced stones
Keep in mind
This is a Antique Estate Piece
Not New (Looks New)

Circa 1860-1870
This Superb Bangle is in remarkable condition and typifies the
Victorian penchant for astral symbols and Bohemian Gems
The Blood-Red (Pomegranate) variety of Garnet
(Known as Pyrope) was found prolifically in Bohemia,
Now more widely referred to as the Czech Republic.
Cut with a faceted domed top and flat base
Similar to the 16th Century Rose Cut used on Diamonds,
Bohemian Garnet jewelry was highly fashionable
During the mid to late 19th. ID=bohemiangarnet4rowbraclet

Antique 20 Micron 14K Gold Bohemian Garnet Necklace

Rare Antique 20 Micron 14K Yellow Gold Bohemian Garnet Necklace..100% Genunie Bohemian Garnet..Excellent Condition..Clasp Working....Weighs 6.7 Grams..Size 18 Inches Long. ID-20micron14kbohemiangarnetnecklace

REMARKABLE VINTAGE CHANDELIER BOHEMIAN GARNET EARRINGS
Bold and beautiful, simply stunning, 14K GOLD POSTS

This is a remarkable pair of vintage garnet earrings made in a chandelier
design that is bold and beautiful. Simply stunning and not to be ignored.
The bow shaped centerpiece moves, so that these glorious earrings
dance when worn! Design incorporates floral, arches, and tear
drop shaped dangles as well as shamrock shapes. These are Bohemian garnets, so named for their deep rich red coloring.
All stones are genuine, and are faceted to catch the light.
All are prong set and stable in their mounts.

Ear posts are 14k gold. Hallmarked. The remainder of the earrings is Tombak,
an alloy similar to pinchbeck with a deep rose gold wash. These are among
the finest of the wonderful garnet pieces we have offered. Earrings measure 2" long by 7/8" at widest part when worn
ID=bohemiangarnetchandelierearrings

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

$225.00



Victorian Bohemian ROSE CUT GARNET STONE 14k Gold Ring

This is a beautiful antique Victorian 1850s to 1880s unsigned but tested solid 14 karat gold, natural rose cut bohemian garnet stone ring. Ring has approximate 1.5 carats total weight of Rose cut garnets set in the top of the ring. Ring Also Has a Very Ornate Longleaf Design Down the Sides of the Ring.

MEASUREMENT: Ring is a size 4 1/2 and is resizable. Top of Ring Measures 5/8 Inch Wide Down the Finger. It Weighs 3.5 Grams.

CONDITION: Condition Is Very Good, But There Is a Small Piece of Gold Missing At the Top of One Leaf on One Side. ID=bohoring14kgoldpiecemissing

 

$225.00



Vintage 1930's Victorian Bohemian Garnet Style Necklace

Beautiful old victorian bohemian garnet style drop necklace from about the 1930's...This was made when BOHEMIAN GARNETS became scarce and is made of glass. I had an expert gemologist confirm this 1930's piece is made in glass...he said it is still quite valuable even though its glass because it is nice work from the 1930's....a very large and beautiful center stone that measures a whopping 3/4 of an inch across...beautiful color. Measures 17 and 1/2 inches 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

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.

 

Sterling Silver Filigree Blue Topaz Festoon Necklace

Stunning sterling silver (marked) and blue topaz festoon necklace. I believe the stones to be genuine, but I am not a jeweler and have no way of testing them. The necklace is in mint condition with no chips or scratches to any of the stones that I can see. Necklace measures 16.5 inches end to end. The center drop portion measures about 1 7/8 inches. Very dainty and lovely. ID=silvertopazfestoonnecklace

$245.00
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