Three rows of red roses

Beautiful antique garnet bangle, red gold on tombac, circa 1890

"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the passing on of fire." The famous symphonist Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) already knew this. But there is hardly anything to which this sentence applies more than to garnet jewellery: its forms have been preserved over the centuries despite many an innovation and are thus in the tradition of the gemstone cutters of Bohemia, who faceted the glowing red garnets and cut them into gemstones. This garnet bangle from the late 19th century is simple yet elegant. It presents just such garnets of wonderful quality set on silver foil. Close together they occupy the inside of the pleasantly rounded bracelet, forming three rows that run around the entire bracelet. Typical for the time, the stones are set in tombac, which is completely withdrawn from the front. Through the foiled settings, the garnets reflect the incident light wonderfully. Nothing distracts from the garnets and the result is a velvety appearing band of only red reflections. A decorative piece of jewellery with beautiful sparkles - a feast for the senses!

Garnet, as a dark, blood-red and mysterious stone, has always been the object of desire for women of all ages. Garnet jewellery suits almost every occasion and is therefore not only worn in the evening or on festive occasions. Most commonly used are the dark red pyrope garnets. In the Middle Ages they were counted among the preferred carbuncle stones and even today you can see a lot of antique jewellery set with red garnets. These mostly come from sites in Bohemia. Since the garnet as a gemstone is relatively insensitive, once acquired garnet jewelry can be a companion for a lifetime.

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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.