Victorian Gilted Bohemian Garnet Cross Pendant
Bohemian garnet jewelry dates back to the 19th century. During this time, garnets were one of the most popular types of stones used in jewelry production. The garnets were often placed close together in an effort to produce a more pronounced color and brightness than when they were set singularly. Most often, bohemian garnet jewelry was set in a closed back setting made of rose gold gilt over silver; this method is sometimes referred to as 'garnet gold'.
A fabulous Bohemian garnet cross pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This stunning piece has a rose gold gilt silver setting and is decorated with hand faceted garnets. The cross hangs from a garnet encrusted bail and has a 3-dimensional, stacked look. Each of the 4-points of the cross have a gothic-like appearance and the pendant is fairly large in size. All of the garnets are set in a closed back rose gold gilt over silver setting. The garnets are in excellent condition and have a vibrant, luscious red color. It's absolutely stunning on and would make a lovely addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 2 3/8" long, is 1 1/4" wide and has a depth of a little less than 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. There is no apparent damage to the rose gold gilt setting or all of the garnets are intact.