Garnet love

Vintage ring with Bohemian garnets in red gold plated silver, 2nd half of the 20th century.


€ 198.00 *
Content 1 piece
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Description
Decorative and expressive shows the present vintage ring. The large ring face has an openwork shape and presents two deep red garnet cabochons in the middle of a playful spiral curl. Garnet jewellery is classically associated with the Biedermeier and Historicist eras, but this ring shows that even in the post-World War II era, the tradition was still alive and brought forth pretty pieces. Because the ring was made in the 2nd half of the 20th century, probably in the then in Czechoslovakia. So it is Czech garnets of high quality, whose color and luster are particularly pleasing. Settings and ring band of the ring are made of red-gold plated and effectively patinated silver, which advantageously complements the red glowing color play of the two garnets. A strikingly beautiful ring.
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Garnets from Bohemia are among the classics of jewelry. As so-called "carbuncle stones" they were already attributed magical powers in the Middle Ages and they appear in the literature of that time as "Bohemian fire dragons", which once again underpins their mystical charge. After garnets were mined in Bohemian mines for centuries, they went completely out of fashion in the years around 1800. This changed abruptly when Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Sisi) visited the crown land of Bohemia on her honeymoon in 1854 and was presented with some of these treasures from the Bohemian mines. The empress had an entire parure, i.e. an extensive jewelry set, made from these garnets and presented herself in the garnets' splendor at a court ball of Viennese society. The very next day - so the story goes - a veritable run on jewelry with the fire dragons broke out. All the ladies of Vienna wanted to own Bohemian garnet jewelry.
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Garnet love
€ 198.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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