Glowing red garlands

Antique necklace with festoons of bohemian garnets, circa 1870

Bohemian garnets were a big fashion in the late 19th century and even if in those years the garnet originated from small rivers of the Kingdom of Bohemia where it was found in the sediment, it spread abruptly all over the world. Even in old sales catalogues of jewelers in the USA and Canada we can find classic pieces like star brooches, hair studs or bracelets. Among the most magnificent pieces of garnet jewellery are large necklaces of flower-shaped elements set close together with the dark red stones. As the highlight of a wardrobe, a garnet necklace is still a real eye-catcher today. Such a piece from the second half of the 19th century is now available here: Set in tombac, a brass alloy in which early garnet jewels were usually set, we see a row of parallel blossoms, each holding seven rose-cut garnets. In the middle of this row are more blossoms, but this time larger and even more magnificently set. Two garlands of sparkling red flowers appear like dark red festoons. The original clasp has a safety chain and due to its generous length of about 50 cm, the necklace can also be worn without an elf neck. The necklace found its way to us here in Berlin and is unusually beautiful to look at!

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.