Victorian Gold-Filled Enameled Bohemian Garnet Star Pendant
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 pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This beautiful rosy gold-filled piece forms the shape of a fantastic 5-point star that is studded with faceted garnets. Five relatively large stones form a round cluster at the center of the pendant, and an accent stone adorns the tip of each point, with a final stone resting at the center. The garnets are faceted, with each one reflecting the light beautifully with every turn and showcasing their fiery red hues. All of the stones are held in a delicate bead setting, and the surface is covered in a deep red inlaid enamel, creating a seamless setting which allows the red color to come alive. A hidden bail rests at the back of a tip, perfect for adding to a favorite chain, and stamped nearby is a "PATENT" mark. A beautiful piece, this wonderful pendant would make a fabulous addition to any collection!
Measurements: The pendant measures approximately 7/8" wide and tall, and measures about 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold-filled setting and all of the garnet stones are intact. The bail is secure and in good working condition. There is a slight patina on the surface of the gold-filled setting, which is common given the age of the piece and adds to its beauty and character.