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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.

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VINTAGE VICTORIAN MOON & STARS EARRINGS

Antique Victorian Rose-Cut Bohemian Garnet Earrings.

These measure 5/8" long and are gold over silver. The stones are rose cut and are in great vintage condition. The ear wires have been converted at some time to pierced wires. ID=moonstarearrings



Antique Victorian Bohemian Garnet Necklace

Beautiful Bohemian Pyrope Garnet Necklace, 17 inches long. I think this is 10ct the marking as worn but it is there most of these old bohemian garnet pieces were low carat and sometimes gold over silver. ID=Bohemiangarnetflowernecklace

$425.00

Antique Bohemian Garnet Ring Cabochon Stones Rare

Gorgeous antique garnet cabochon ring, c1800's. Beautiful, with two rows of small cabochon stones and one large stone in the center. Perfect condition. You won't find an example of this exquisite early jewelry anywhere. It test positive for gold but I believe it to be Tombak,
an alloy similar to pinchbeck with a deep rose gold wash, it is not marked. The size is approximately 7.pictures). The stones are exquisite and set very well. There are 25 Cabochons surrounding 1 large cabochon. The head on this beauty is 1 inch across, it makes a very grand statement.

The ring is in very good condition with no damage to report. ID=BohemianGarnetcabochonring


$885.00

Antique Bohemian Garnet Dangle Necklace SIGNED CZECH

Beautiful Victorian Bohemian Garnet. Antique from 1880-1910. Set in Pinchbeck as was the material used at the time for fine jewelry.
This necklace measures 18 inches with the longest dangle hanging aprox. 1 inch.

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. This is signed CZECHOSLOKAKIA on the back of the jeweled clasp. This must be the "original goth" jewelry. ID=bohemiangarnetdanglenecklace

$995.00

LARGE VINTAGE BOHEMIAN GARNET CROSS PENDANT & BALE

Vintage large vintage Bohemian garnet gold cross pendant and bale, all set with garnet stones. The size is 57.2mm long overall including pendant bale.

The cross measures 46mm long including top ring x 30mm wide x 7.5mm deep. The weight is 6.8g. Gross. This is in fairly good condition with a poosibly later applied square strengthening plate to the reverse. The stones are all well matched and show no sign of replacement.

There are no marks at all but this tests as garnet gold, which is a low grade gold alloy.ID-garnetcross

Antique Bohemian Garnet Necklace

Superb vintage GENUINE GARNET VICTORIAN STYLE NECKLACE. This necklace dates back to the 1940's and is superbly elegant! It measures approx 16" long not including the outside bail and it weighs 9.5 grams. The center round piece measures just over 3/4" in diameter. This piece is not stamped it could be rolled gold or rose gold. ID=garnettasselnecklace

$345.00

STUNNING ANTIQUE VICTORIAN BOHEMIAN GARNET NECKLACE

Not a large necklace but truly breathtaking as you can see. Antique gold filled Victorian Bohemian garnet necklace that truly does sparkle and shine! Looks gorgeous on the neck and it just enough to light you up! Approx 16 inches long. Perfect condition and just stunning. Has a tag on the chain marked FORSTNER 12KTGF which dates this between 1920 and 1936. ID=bohemiangarnetnecklace16inch



STUNNING VICTORIAN BOHEMIAN GARNET NECKLACE GRADUATING

BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN 1850s TO 1880s UNSIGNED FRESH FROM A WONDERFUL ESTATE JEWELERY COLLECTION. A GREAT VICTORIAN G/F BOHEMIAN GARNET NECKLACE. THE NECKLACE HAS APPROX. 260 TO 270 GARNETS AND MEASURES APPROX. 15' INCHS LONG WIH DANGLES AND THE CENTER DANGLE IS 1'1/2 INCHS LONG E WHICH IS THE WIDEST. THE NECKLACE IS GRADUATING THERE ARE NO MISSING STONES. ID-JWY185

 

$1295.00


QUALITY ENCRUSTED BOHEMIAN GARNET DROP EARRINGS 1890'S

A PAIR OF FINE QUALITY BOHEMIAN GARNET ENCRUSTED EARRINGS CIRCA 1890'S

EARRING SIZE: 1.77 INCHES LONG

THE EARRINGS CONSISTS OF A ROUND DROP WITH A CENTRAL FLOWER MOTIF OF RAISED FACETTED GARNETS SURROUNDED BY VARIOUS SIZED BOHEMIAN GARNETS.

THESE ROUND SECTIONS ARE SUSPENDED FROM A GOLD EAR WIRE WHICH IS SET WITH BOHEMIAN GARNETS ARRANGED AS A FLOWER.

THE EARRINGS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION FOR THEIR AGE, THE GARNETS ARE ALL ORIGINAL AND IN GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS MINOR WEAR TO THE BACK OF THE BOTTOM DROPS - SEE PICS - BUT NOTHING TOO DESPERATE.

AN ATTRACTIVE PAIR OF DEEP RED BOHEMIAN CUT GARNETS. ID=JWY186

FABULOUS Antique Victorian Bohemian Garnet Bracelet

Antique Garnet encrusted Bangle Bracelet that dates from the 1880s. There are approximately 200 deep red garnets in this piece. All different size stones are set in a raised central star pattern , and the band is completely covered in garnets.The stones are set in a silver colored metal. I do not know what type of metal this is. The bracelet has a clasp and a gold colored safety chain.

There is an inscription inside that reads "J.H. Linde ... 1888". ( shown in photo 11 )

The inside circumference of the bracelet is 6 1/2" , which will fit a small to medium wrist. The central star measures about 1 1/4" across.

I looked the bracelet over carefully with a magnifying glass, and I do not see any missing stones. I do see two stones on the back side near the hinge that are chipped. This flaw is hard to notice unless you really look carefully. Close-up photo # 8 has arrows pointing to these 2 stones.

The clasp is in good working order.

Please look at all the photos for the best description. This piece is absolutely breathtaking... you will not be dissapointed! ID-JWY187

Victorian RoseCut Bohemian Garnet Star Cluster Necklace

This is an amazing antique necklace which dates to the mid Victorian Era. The necklace is a wonderful piece which is made of a base metal with a wash of low karat gold which is commonly called "Garnet Gold".

The necklace is finer than any we have had the pleasure of offering in the past. Very ornate and filled with hundreds of rose cut Bohemian garnets. Each link of the necklace has a cluster of garnets with dangling garnet links beneath each on the base of the neck.

The center of the necklace is comprised of a star shape which is highly unusual. The necklace measures 16 5/8" long with an early push in clasp. The star measures 1 1/16" wide by 2" long with dangle.

If you are a collector of Victorian garnet jewelry, this is a must have! The condition is VERY GOOD! There is one small garnet which is missing in the clasp. Otherwise the piece is perfect! ID=JWY188

$1700.00

ANTIQUE GILDED SILVER GARNET HALF MOON BROOCH 1850

Beautiful, hand-made, gold plated, half moon design silver brooch with original tombach garnet gemstones. It was made in Czech about 1850's. It’s in perfect, cleaned condition! Measures: 1.57" long & 1.18" wide Weight: 4.5 grams ID=JWY189

$375.00

Vintage Bohemian Garnet Silver Gilt Necklace

Fabulous Bohemian Garnet necklace set as flowers in excellent vintage order measures 16.1/2 inches on silver gilt. ID=JWY191

$495.00

AMAZING VINTAGE DECO SUNBURST GARNET NECKLACE

This is an amazing vintage Bohemian garnet necklace from the late Art Deco period.
Features a sunburst design that is heart-stopping!The large round center stone is surrounded by smaller rose cut garnets and accentuated
by three tear drop shaped garnet dangles. Above the sunburst are additional accents that add to the magnificence. This is part of old-new stock from a retired German garnet jeweler –
never sold or worn and in incredible condition. All stones are
genuine with the deep port wine coloring of Bohemian stones. All stones are set in Tombak, a period alloy similar to Pinchbeck with a deep rose gold wash.
One of the most stunning necklaces we’ve had the pleasure to offer!
Center stone is 13mm. Total weight 16.3 grams. Necklace Measures 21 1/4" long
Centerpiece is 1 7/8" length
Spans 2 1/2" across. ID=Jwy192

 

$1250.00

ANTIQUE BOHEMIAN GARNET BRACELET

This is an absolutely beautiful antique vintage gold fill wash Bohemian Garnet bracelet. It measures a small 6-1/8” in length. It is 5/8”at its widest point. There are 147 genuine Bohemian garnets on this bracelet. They are approximately 2½mm’s each. It weighs 12.8 grams. Condition is very good. There is some minor gold fill wear. All garnets are in excellent condition. This one is a true beauty. ID=JWY193

 
$850.00

AMAZING ELABORATE VINTAGE BOHEMIAN GARNET NECKLACE

This is an amazing vintage garnet necklace, part of old new stock owned by a
German garnet dealer. It is unsold and unworn and in pristine condition.
This beautiful necklace features 28 rose cut garnets surrounding four oval
cabochon garnets, all in the deep port wine coloring of Bohemian stones.
From the oval ensemble hang three pear shaped cabochon drops.
Glowing beauty that will be an instant heirloom.Stones set in what’s known as Tombak, or garnet gold, an
alloy similar to Pinchbeck with a deep rose gold wash.
The only signs of age are natural patina on reverse.
4 cabochon Stones are 11mm
Center dangle is 14mm long
Necklace Measures 16 7/8" long
Centerpiece is 2" length and 1 5/8" across. ID=JWY194

$1095.00
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