This Victorian Bohemian Garnet cluster brooch is such an eye-catching piece! A huge Garnet cabochon is poised atop two layers of glittering rose cut Garnets, with a combined and juicy carat weight of 18.20cts.
If you stepped back into the Victorian era, you would see Garnet clusters just like this everywhere! These fashionable treasures come alive in the sunlight, and you can easily get lost within the merlot cabochon pool in the centre. This brooch is a high profile also, so its great for when you want to make an impact.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Brooch 27mm long x 28mm wide x 12mm high.
Central Cabochon Garnet 15mm long x 16mm wide x 5mm deep. (Approx 13.00ct).
19 Inner rose-cut Garnets 3mm diameter x 1.5mm deep. (Approx 1.60ct total).
18 Outer rose-cut Garnets 4mm diameter x 2mm deep. (Approx 3.60ct total).
Total approximate Garnet carat weight is 18.20ct.
MATERIALS: Garnet, Gold Gilt, Base Metal.
HALLMARKS: Tests as Gold Gilt over Base Metal.
VERY GOOD: This Victorian bohemian Garnet cluster brooch is in fantastic condition for its age. Under close inspection, you can see some tiny scratches to the Garnet cabochon, but this really doesn't detract from the beauty of this amazing antique brooch! It still possesses its sexy smooth finish and all of the rose cut Garnets are fiery and crisp. The centre of the brooch does have a little movement from its construction, but it appears to be secure. This would be a fabulous brooch or pendant (we can convert this for you), for those who need a little showstopper in their life!