Baroque Divinity - Vintage 12K Rose Gold Wash Over Tombak Bohemian Garnet Cross Pendant (VP126)
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Baroque Divinity - Vintage 12K Rose Gold Wash Over Tombak Bohemian Garnet Cross Pendant. This lovely cross is crafted from sterling silver, and 12K rose gold wash (gold plate), over Tombak metal. Featuring 15 natural rose cut garnets. Georgian Baroque styling, and quality workmanship. This cross has a beautiful shape, and is adorned by a sea of sparkling deep red-wine Bohemian garnets, with a purple hue in different light intensities. They are expertly claw set, and display a fiery red colour. The cross showcases beautiful scroll type decoration, which gives the cross a Baroque feel. The chain is original to the piece, which features a secure spring ring clasp in perfect working order. This Vintage Georgian Revival cross would make a perfect gift or wonderful addition to any jewelry collection. Unique and beautiful design!
The history of garnet dates back to the Bronze Age, more than 5000 years ago. ... Its name, which has been used since these ancient times, was derived from the Latin word granatium, which means pomegranate (because the small, red crystals were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds).
The word “Bohemian” derives from the region of Bohemia, a kingdom which later became Czechoslovakia. Among other flourishing trades, this region produced gorgeous, deep red garnet gemstones and a style of jewelry that quickly became popular in the late Victorian Era and through the turn of the century.
Measurements: Pendant 56.00 mm x 36.00 mm
Stone Size: Garnet
Weight: 15.00 grams
Origin: Germany Provenance: Germany, Pforzheim: Found in a hidden attic in the Black Forest.
Date: Circa 1960