Late Victorian Silver Gilt & Bohemian Garnet Bracelet
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 incredible Bohemian garnet bangle from the Late Victorian (ca1900) era! This gorgeous piece is made of gilded silver and is set with over 200 faceted garnets. Four rows of prong set stones line the entire outer surface of the piece and all of the garnets are set in a closed back setting. The garnets are in excellent condition, with a deep, luscious red color and the bracelet is hinged and clasps on the side with a safety chain for added security. The tongue of the clasp is also stamped "835S". The bracelet would look beautiful worn alone or paired with other complimentary bangles, and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The bracelet's width measures 3/8" wide. The inside opening (where your wrist would rest) measures approximately 2 3/8" wide and 2" tall.
Condition: The overall condition of the bracelet is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the silver gilt setting and all of the garnet stones are intact. The clasp and safety chain are both secure and in good working condition.