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News-Antique.com - Feb 23,2009 - Jewelry set with garnets became popular in the last part of the 1800s. In shades of red, from pomegranate to dark scarlet, they were cut for faceted point back stones, domed cabochons and beads. Garnets have always been favored for their dramatic appearance against the skin.
Garnets were mined in Bohemia, a region noted for its network of cottage workshops, with families specializing in different aspects of jewelry production. Since the coloration is deepest red, faceting a pointed top produced the most reflection and color. Top faceting like simple chatons, checkerboards and rauten cuts were preferred over the traditional point back shape.
After WWI, Bohemia became a region of the newly formed Czecho-Slovakia in 1918. Popular demand for jewelry surged, glassmakers of imitation jewels began producing stones and beads in garnet colored crystal. The enchantment of garnet crystal jewelry has never waned. Sweet Romance offers several Victorian Sweetheart pieces reminiscent of garnet and seed pearl jewelry of the early 1900s.
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