Sparkling red flowers

Vintage bracelet in gold with garnets, around 1960

Dark red garnets have been an export hit of Bohemia for centuries. The precious stones inspire with their deep red glow and so garnet jewellery can be found in the most diverse variations. 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 further underpins their mystical charge. The bracelet presented here, dating from around 1960, has a beautiful design: ten smaller garnets each are faceted in a round shape and surround an oval, larger garnet. Thus, eleven gemstones each occupy eleven flower-shaped elements that are mounted in a movable manner. The garnets are set in yellow gold. The resulting band wraps around the wrist like a delicate red round dance. Thanks to its timeless form, this beautiful garnet jewellery can also wonderfully complement existing garnet jewellery.

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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.