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 pair of gorgeous fiery red Bohemian garnet earrings from the Victorian (ca1880) era! Made of gilded sterling silver, each earring has a fabulous and unusual design which depicts the shape of a shooting arrow. The earrings have a 3-dimensional design and are detailed with light-catching hand faceted garnets. The arrows have a post on the back at the center of each earring, allowing them to carry up the ear, creating a beautiful look and all of the stones are set in a closed back silver gilt setting. These bohemian garnet earrings are simply exceptional and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurement: Each earring measures a little more than 1 1/8" long, 1/4" at the widest point and has a depth of 1/8".
Condition: The overall condition of the earrings is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gilded setting or to the garnets, all of which are intact.