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Bohemian Garnet Flower Earrings

Bohemian Garnet Flower Earrings

Pyrope garnets (derived from the Greek, pyr or fire and ops, eyes or face) have remained the most popular form of garnet since the Victorian age. Sourced in Bohemia near Trebnitz (thus their attribution), pyrope garnet is a sumptuous, transparent ruby red. Symbolically linked to the pomegranate seed (garnet means “seed-like” in Latin), the stone signifies passion, healing and transformation.

Typical of the late nineteenth century, when sentiment and symbolism reigned, our lovely pendant earrings consist of lively Bohemian garnets in the form of stylized flowers. The surmount flaunts bright rose-cut garnets in the form of a stylized Star of Bethlehem, symbolic of purity in the language of flowers. Multiple flower clusters hang below: a smaller floral cluster, followed by a large convex flower head, three garnet teardrops and finally a diminutive blossom. These beauties are as lovely and wearable today as they were over a century ago.


Period: Victorian
Circa: 1870
Origin: Europe
Condition: Excellent
Materials: Garnets and gilded metal
Dimensions: 5 cm long
Weight: 4.7 grams

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