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Heart Of Passion - Vintage 12K Rose Gold GF Bohemian Garnet Locket Pendant . This exquisite locket is crafted from 12K rose golf fill, over Tombak (Brass metal), confirmed. Featuring one natural heart shape Bohemian garnet, 35 natural old rose cut garnets, Victorian styling, and quality workmanship. This stunning pendant is in the form of a heart, set with deep red wine Bohemian garnets. The back of the locket is glass with a nice deep incasement, which could hold a photo, or a small token of sentiment. The pendant is matched up to its original chain, with an extender. The extender has a sweet dangling heart charm. The extender is removable, so it can be worn at your desired length. This very special Vintage locket would make a perfect gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
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: 32.00 mm x 28.00 mm Chain: 20" Extender 2 1/2" Total 20" - 22 1/2 "
Stone Size: Garnet 5.50 carats
Weight: 17.30 grams
Date: Circa 1960