Victorian Gold Filled Bohemian Garnet Butterfly Pin
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 gorgeous fiery red Bohemian garnet pin from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This fabulous piece depicts and open winged butterfly which is encrusted with hand faceted garnets. With a 3-dimensional look, the butterfly has wide spread wings, 2 gold antennae and 2 seed pearls as eyes. All of the stones range in size and are set in a closed back yellow gold gilt over silver setting. On the back of the pin is the original c-catch clasp. This bohemian garnet pin is simply exceptional, and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: The pin measures approximately 1 7/8" tall, is a 2" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/4".
Condition: The overall condition of the pin is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the Bohemian garnets, gilted setting and the pin clasp is secure and in good working condition.