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Vintage/antique GARNET jewelry

Garnet as a gemstone had its heyday in Victorian era when other dark "anti-gems" such as pyrite & jet were also popular. Garnets were thought to cure blood disorders or anger. Pyrope is the name of the deep red, orange-red or purplish garnet. Major source of garnet gems from the Renaissance through the Victorian Era were the "Bohemian " pyrope deposits in the vicinity of Trebenice, Czechoslovakia, thus the name Bohemian garnets. (http://www.auntjudysattic.com/Antique_Jewelery12.htm)

ring most likely dates to the 18th century and is English or continental. Its flat gold band is decorated with scroll supporters and three small garnets on each side of a large oblong central garnet.

Boucles d'oreilles en grenat de Perpignan, entre deux guerres..

Grenats de Perpignan époque Napoléon III

Croix badine en Grenat de Perpignan, milieu du XIXe s.

Pair of Gold Bracelets with Cut Out Wine Leaves, Garnets, Amethyst and Enamel. | Palaiokastro, Thessaly. c. 1st Century BC - more than vintage !!!!

VICTORIAN 15ct yellow gold and garnet cabochons snake pierced earrings

Garnets have been used as jewelry since 3100 B.C. Pictured is a Victorian Era brooch.

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Antique Victorian Necklace Bohemian Garnet Sterling Silver Flower Vintage 1800s

Victorian Chunky Gold & Garnet Double Snake Ring

late-nineteenth century Middle-Europe comes this lovely faceted garnet bracelet composed of eleven graduated snowflakes

Pendants and earring Silver, gold, garnet 1759-1772

Necklace, 1764 - Maker: Benjamin Gurdon & Son - London, England - Silver, gold, garnet (MV: W-2687) - Throughout the 1760s and 1770s Martha Washington amassed a large set of garnet jewelry for herself and her daughter, Martha Parke Custis