Large vintage garnet earrings in gold, London 1967
We encounter garnets in jewellery of all epochs and on all continents. In late Roman times they were set in gold, and in the 19th century they were assembled in large numbers in Bohemia to form stars and necklaces. In the Rococo period they were cut into flat tablets. And in the late 19th century, the public in Great Britain loved large cabochons of almandine. The pair of earrings here features such garnets. The large stones are cut into oval cabochons and set in gold. Very nicely, the warm glow of the gold complements the fiery shimmer of the garnets. The surrounding ornaments show baroque shapes and fine foliage and are reminiscent of goldsmiths' work of the baroque period, but the earrings were made in London in 1967. This is revealed by the sequence of stamps on the back of the earrings. Simple gold ear hooks hold the impressive arrangements securely on the ear.
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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.