Hunting in the early 1900s wasn’t just a mans game. Women were invited to attend, and they most certainly knew how to dress for the occasion. An adventurous lady of means would ride sidesaddle on her horse, while wearing red to prevent any shots from coming her way. This woman would have known that thematic accessories were also required, such as a hunting-inspired bracelet to accent her black riding hat.
This beautifully hand crafted antique Austrian bracelet features a design inspired from the love of hunting. It was made in Austria, around 1900, in silver. It has a hefty feel at 35.0 grams and 7.75 inches of length. Each hunting motif link is round and 18.8 mm in diameter. Every piece is different from the others as there are eight charms in total, consisting of a dog, a deer, a quail, a wolf, a duck, a boar, a hare, and a raptor. It is marked with the silver content mark, ‘800’ and the maker’s mark reads, ‘BAS’.
This bracelet is a wonderful quality made piece. It’s not just for hunting anymore, but it would make a fabulous gift!
The word garnet originates from the Greek, ‘pyropes’, meaning “fiery-eyed”. It’s the perfect description for these glowing stones. Garnets have been in use since the Bronze Age, if not earlier. Prehistoric Egyptians used garnets as inlays in their jewelry and carvings that date as far back as 3100 BC. They claimed garnets were the symbol of life. The Ancient Romans fell in love with garnets during the 3rd and 4th century and often used them as signet rings. Bohemian garnets are a special shade of deep red. Bohemian garnets have been mined in the area we now call Czechoslovakia since the Middle Ages. By the 18th and 19th centuries, the popularity of garnets grew to their height. Bohemian garnets and their traditional dark red wine shade took over the jewelry market, including this very ring.
This antique Victorian red garnet ring was handcrafted in Birmingham, England, in 1871. It features a delicious oval garnet that has been cabochon cut, set in 15 karat gold and flanked with detailed shoulders. It’s an eye-catching ring. The garnet measures 14 x 10 mm. The ring face is 15.7 x 17.2 x 5.6 mm and the band width is 3.1 mm. This piece is fully hallmarked and bears the date letter, ‘W’, the anchor for Birmingham, the gold purity mark, ‘15’ and ‘.625’. The maker’s mark reads, ‘E L’. This ring is a size 8.25 and weighs 6.0 grams.
This truly unisex ring would be stunning on a man or a woman, not to mention it goes great with a bottle of Occhipinti Il Frappato and a chocolate truffle or two!
Just like people, this wonderful garnet pendant was made to be seen by candlelight. Can't you just see it, gleaming deep red to match your cabernet as you sit with friends, eating and drinking in the soft glow? Contrasted with its rich gold frames, it is dark and earthy and mysterious, just what you need to play the modern day Gypsy.
Hand crafted in England around 1870, this pendant is formed in 15 karat gold. Two smiling golden snakes form a heart surround for a large oval cabochon garnet. The center garnet measures 17.6 x 12.7 x 4.6 mm and weighs approximately 10.83 carats, the pendant is further set with two deep cabochon garnets which add up to 3.61 carats for a total of 14.44 carats. The pendant weighs 11.3 grams and is marked with a plaque on back that reads '15CT'. The pendant measures 76.3 mm north to south and 28.8 mm across.
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