Sultry Bohemian Garnet Swag Necklace
- $ 995.00
- $ 995.00
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A sultry Bohemian garnet festoon necklace, with stars, crescents, and flowers of smoldering rose cut garnets. The necklace is composed of a chain of flower links. A dramatic center piece of swags and cruciform dangles provides impressive décolletage coverage. The decorative clasp is set with a garnet cluster, a nice detail. The garnets are set, as is common in this type of jewel, in jewelers brass. Jewelers brass is also called garnet gold because of its popular use in the Bohemian garnet jewels of the era. Decadent Dark Sparkle for Gothic beauty. Circa 1880.
Gorgeous rose cut garnet pieces from the mid to late 1800s were made in what was then called Bohemia, and is now a part of The Czech Republic. It makes sense that an entire style is named after Bohemia, as the country was the avante gardé in fashion, design, and lifestyle in the 19th Century.
Details.....The necklace measures 16.25" long, and the central swag measures 3.5" wide by 2.25" long. The flower links are 8.6mm in diameter. In Very Good Antique Condition. You should always expect some wear on your vintage and antique jewels; we consider it part of their charm.