Rare Late 18th Century Flat Cut Garnet Brooch

Rare Late 18th Century Flat Cut Garnet Brooch

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It is said that when Persephone returned to the Underworld, the pomegranates gifted to her by Hades transformed into vibrant garnet stones.

This stunning 18th century brooch evokes visions of that star-crossed myth: dainty flat cut garnets glitter sensuously along a stunning sterling silver frame, creating a visage that resembles a delicate bouquet of pomegranate seeds.  

This distinctive floral detail is a beautiful example of the Giardinetti design, made popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. In those times, flowers and jewelry served as the most popular talismans of love; Giardinetti, meaning “little gardens”, in Italian, allowed the wearer to have the best of both worlds and adorn themselves with a mini jeweled corsage.

Equally stunning is the elegant bow motif at the bottom of the brooch; its design is a mix of sweet innocence and deep romance, artistic curves and antique glamour. The garnets, crimson like the blush of a lover’s cheeks, seem to whisper secrets of ardor and desire. This brooch was most likely a gift for a cherished sweetheart.

A truly exceptional 18th century love token, a romantic addition to any connoisseur’s collection!


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Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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Rare Late 18th Century Flat Cut Garnet Brooch
Rare Late 18th Century Flat Cut Garnet Brooch
Rare Late 18th Century Flat Cut Garnet Brooch
Rare Late 18th Century Flat Cut Garnet Brooch

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