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 or brass; this method is sometimes referred to as ‘garnet gold’.
An exquisite example of bohemian garnet jewelry from the Victorian era (ca1880)! Made of sterling silver, this fabulous piece is comprised of 47 links that are hinged together to form a striking necklace which rests beautifully along the collar. Each link is detailed with fiery garnet stones which are beautifully faceted and form a royal looking design which carries around the entire length of the piece. The clasp is incorporated into the design, hidden beneath a garnet encrusted link that rests in the back of the necklace and all of the garnets are set in a closed back setting. This bohemian garnet necklace is simply exceptional and would make a wonderful addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 18” long and 5/8" wide.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the sterling setting and all of the garnet stones are intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.