Antique Victorian Bohemian Garnet Cross

The cross is a symbol of love, faith and devotion. It’s a symbol of loyalty, of lifestyle, and of humility. This cross is decorated with close set crimson garnets, each one with a fiery life of its own. It's a Victorian twist on a timeless classic. This type of garnet jewelry is referred to as ‘Bohemian’, as it is set with garnets that originated in Bohemia, what we know today as the Czech Republic. Bohemian garnets are a deep, brick red. The use of these garnets was widespread in the 1800s, but they’ve been used in Western European jewelry from as far back as the 6th century.

This antique Victorian cross was made around 1870, in England. Each of the 80 + Bohemian garnets are pavé set in garnet gold. The large cross pendant is topped with a garnet encrusted crown, representing eternal life in heaven. This cross weighs 11.5 grams and measures 72.3 x 43 x 6.5 mm. There are no marks and it has been acid tested.

A simple token of faith goes a long way, and this one would look perfect on an elegant gold chain.

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Item ID:CSA20973VA

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