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Pear Shaped Garnet Cluster Ring----Dark, dramatic and bold! This stunning piece is for the garnet lover. It was made in the early 20th century in the Bohemian garnet style so popular in the Victorian era. It centers a pear shaped cabochon cut garnet surrounded by rose cuts made in base metal washed in a rosy gold.
The Victoria-Transvaal Diamond was cut from a 240-carat rough stone found at the Premier Mine in Transvaal, South Africa, in 1951. The pear shaped, fancy “champagne-colored” diamond was originally cut to 75 carats but then later recut to 67.89 carats for better proportions. Total weight of the 106 diamonds in the necklace is approximately 45 carats. The Victoria-Transvaal diamond was worn in the 1952 movie “Tarzan’s Savage Fury.”
AN ANTIQUE GARNET AND DIAMOND CROSS PENDANT Centering upon an old mine, cushion and single-cut diamond openwork plaque, extending foil-backed pear and oval-cut garnets, each within a single-cut diamond surround, suspended by a similarly-designed bail, mounted in silver and gold, (with damage to reverse), early 19th century
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An 18th century garnet and paste pendant brooch The scrolling foliate openwork panel set throughout with vari-shaped garnets and rose-cut pastes, suspending a central pear shaped garnet single stone in foliate border between rose-cut paste single stone drops, in silver mount with gilded reverse and foiled settings, later brooch fitting