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Victorian Bohemian Garnet Snake Eternity Ring

$1,400

"Bohemian Garnet" describes jewelry from the late 19th century that has characteristics like this ring: deep red garnets in multiples - usually rose cuts - set in silver with minimal metal showing. Bohemia, an area that later became Czechoslovakia, was the source of this jewelry style and the stones. The Victorians found Bohemian garnet jewelry to have a dark, mysterious, "Eastern" vibe. When Russian women wore them at the Vienna Congress after the fall of Napoleon in 1815, the Western European elite picked up on the trend.

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  • Materials

    silver, rose cut Bohemian garnets of varying sizes

  • Age

    c. 1870

  • Condition

    Very good - surface wear commensurate with age and use

  • Size

    9, cannot be resized; 12.3mm head, 3.3mm shank

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18371901

please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

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