Exquisite 1890’s Bohemian Garnet Brooch/Pendant
Early and quite beautiful original Victorian era Bohemian garnet brooch studded with dark pomegranate coloured rose cut pyrope garnets.
Quite 3D in profile it consists of three stepped tiers which just add to its appeal. All garnets are original and in very good condition. This may be a brooch but.. with the simple addition of a gold chain slipped through the pin it then makes for a wonderful pendant!
Sits beautifully actually at the neck.
Backed in traditional 'Garnet gold', 'Bohemian gold' or more precisely by its true name, 'Tombac'.
History of Tombac
Tombac, as it's spelled in French, is an alloy used for many purposes as It is a cheap malleable alloy and was used for medals, ornament, decoration and even some munitions. Historically it was used by the Javanese as a faux gold finish for objects d'art and ornaments.
Bohemian (pyrope) garnets
Very Good, Slight Tarnish to Tombac, however still nice and 'gold'
Please note chain and box are for display only
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