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Ode to Bohemian Garnets

With January coming to a close, I thought what better time than now to highlight some of my favorite antique garnet pieces.  There is something about a very deep, flashy Victorian garnet heirloom that warms me up during what feels like negative 25 degree weather.

Fun fact: The availability of the deep dark bohemian garnet spiked with the discovery of vast amounts of bohemian garnet in Central Europe around 1500. Bohemian garnet mining and manufacturing centered around these deposits and reached its height in the late 1800s.

14K Rose Gold Antique Victorian Garnet and Rose Cut Diamond Ring via Ageless Heirlooms

Antique garnet jewelry

Elaborate, Four Leaf Clover, Bangle Bracelet with Bohemian Garnets, Circa 1870 via Facets of History

Antique garnet earrings

Antique Bohemian Garnet Earrings via 1stdibs

Antique garnet hairpin

Antique Pyrope Hairpin via the Smithsonian

Antique bohemian garnet jewelry

Victorian Garnet Cluster Necklace via Isadoras

Updated on 1/23/17 from a post originally published 1/24/14.

 

 

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