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'.
An incredibly fabulous Bohemian garnet bangle from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This outstanding piece is made of 9kt gold and is encrusted with faceted garnet stones. Seven rows of garnets line the entire outer surface of the piece, with over 200 stones in all. The bracelet is hinged and clasps securely on the side. The garnets have a fiery, vibrant deep red color that looks gorgeous when worn. An absolutely stunning example of Bohemian garnet jewelry, this breathtaking bracelet would make a very impressive addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet's width measures 1 1/4" wide and the piece is slightly less than 1/2" thick. The inside opening (where your wrist would rest) measures approximately 2 1/4" wide and 1 7/8" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to any of the garnet stones, all of which are intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.