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Antique Victorian Garnet Gold Bangle C.1880-90 - Star Hearts Design Bohemian
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Antique Victorian Garnet Gold Bangle C.1880-90 - Star Hearts Design Bohemian Antique Victorian Garnet Gold Bangle C.1880-90 - Star Hearts Design Bohemian Antique Victorian Garnet Gold Bangle C.1880-90 - Star Hearts Design Bohemian Antique Victorian Garnet Gold Bangle C.1880-90 - Star Hearts Design Bohemian

Antique Victorian Garnet Gold Bangle C.1880-90 - Star Hearts Design Bohemian

Product Code: M641
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Antique Victorian Garnet Bangle....

Wonderful Bohemian Garnet bangle from the late Victorian period.
These bangles were so popular with Victorians and you can see why - the majestic deep red/brown of real Pyrope Garnets looks so beautiful against the skin and they were often worn in pairs.
This is a fabulous design which is two rows of rose cut garnets culminating in a central boss of a popular star / flower shape but unusually this one features little hearts which makes it that much more special.

It is set in "Garnet Gold"a low carat gold widely used in Victorian Bohemian Jewellery - it is usually about 5 -7ct. The majority of Bohemian garnet set jewellery from this period was very low carat "gold". So much so that a lot of collectors / sellers call it "garnet" gold. There was of course also some high carat (9& 18ct) and silver. The minimum legal requirement nowadays is 9ct to describe anything as gold so this should really be called base metal! I've had a few pieces and they all test as low carat - between 5 -7ct. I had one tested with a very accurate electrical tester and it was very interesting to see the different metals in the mix.
The bangle is of oval shape and hinged and has a base metal fine safety chain.
In excellent condition with all the original stones intact. It has three small dings inside but nothing on the outside at all.
Size: 6mm (1/4") wide at the rear - 2.5cm (1") at the front.
Inner circumference is: 7 1/4" (19cm)
Weight: 16.7g
Comes in the box shown

M641