Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant

Story

For the Victorians the garnet, especially the pyrope variety, was one of the favoured gemstones. Ever romantic and symbolic, this stone was used to connote fidelity and in ancient and medieval times, it was thought to promote harmony. Its lush, sanguine coloration is akin to a glass of deep claret or heady wine.

Here the garnets are cut en cabochon and precisely fitted to form a scalloped mound, not unlike a pomegranate cluster.

At the center is an eight pointed star or flower set with diamonds. An old mine cut of .30 carats serves as the focal point for eight rose cut diamonds. A total weight of .54 carats (color H-I, clarity VS2-SI2) puts out remarkable flash and sizzle reflected against the bright yellow of the 15k gold. The rose cuts are set closed backed and foiled.

The removable bale features another tear drop shaped garnet for a total weight of 25.5 carats for the pendant.

A watch hanger allows you to opt for a dangle of your choice to be added.

Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star PendantVictorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant
Item 20251

Victorian Garnet Cabochon & Diamond Star Pendant

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Date: Circa 1870.

Measurements: Length of 1 5/8 inches and 1 5/8 inches for the garnet area long and 1 inch wide and 1/2 inch deep. Weight of 13.2 grams.

Condition: Excellent. Long ago, the brooch was converted to a pendant and watch holder. Three holes on the reverse are original and were used for brooch fitting now missing.

Story

For the Victorians the garnet, especially the pyrope variety, was one of the favoured gemstones. Ever romantic and symbolic, this stone was used to connote fidelity and in ancient and medieval times, it was thought to promote harmony. Its lush, sanguine coloration is akin to a glass of deep claret or heady wine.

Here the garnets are cut en cabochon and precisely fitted to form a scalloped mound, not unlike a pomegranate cluster.

At the center is an eight pointed star or flower set with diamonds. An old mine cut of .30 carats serves as the focal point for eight rose cut diamonds. A total weight of .54 carats (color H-I, clarity VS2-SI2) puts out remarkable flash and sizzle reflected against the bright yellow of the 15k gold. The rose cuts are set closed backed and foiled.

The removable bale features another tear drop shaped garnet for a total weight of 25.5 carats for the pendant.

A watch hanger allows you to opt for a dangle of your choice to be added.