This antique Silver and Garnet brooch is of Austro-Hungarian origin and is a rare and collectible piece. Crafted around the year 1890, it features 9 beautifully cut natural Garnets set in 900 Silver, finished with a gilding of 9ct Yellow Gold.
The intricate flower-like pattern would have been hand made, the gems hand-cut and the gilt painted by hand by a skillful craftsman. As you can see the brooch has been made from several components built up to create a three dimensional and textured piece that's just wonderful!
We adore the gorgeous deep vibrancy of those red-wine, or cherry red Garnets, each slightly different to the next.
It's a fairly small brooch measuring just over one inch in diameter, but it's just the thing to brighten up a woolly scarf or shawl. It looks great with neutral colours and autumnal tones such as beide, tan and browns, or a vampy red if you're feeling feisty!
It would also make an exceptional conversion piece, either a ring or a pendant if you're looking for a project to make your own.
ERA: Austro-Hungarian (1867- 1918)
MEASUREMENTS: 24mm x 24mm
MATERIALS: Silver, Garnet, 9ct Gold Gilt
HALLMARKS: None. Tested as 900 Silver body and hook.
White metal pin, likely steel for strength.
This brooch is absolutely gorgeous and the amazing colour of the Garnets really draws you in. All of the gemstones are immaculate. They're secure in their settings and have no chips, scuffs or cracks at all. That being said there are a few things that point to its immense age. There is a crack in the Silver near one of the outer edges and this means you'll have to treat this item with care if you want it to last. The 2nd thing to consider is that the pin itself is rather loose. To avoid loosing this beautiful piece of history we recommend wearing it with a thick scarf or woolly coat so that the pin is held tight against the material.
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