The center garnet is about 3.8 mm in size. They all have similar semi-transparent deep red to bright red hues. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Round Faceted Brilliant Cut, Pear Faceted Cut, and Rose Faceted Cut. Item Measurements: The brooch measures 1.33" long top to bottom and 1.25" wide. Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem With Open"C" Clasp. Convertible to Pendant: If desired, your local jeweler can add a bale to this piece so it can be worn as a pendant. This beautiful brooch features countless Bohemian Garnet stones in an elegant starburst motif. There is a center Bohemian Garnet stone, then a floral burst pattern that leads into a 5-point star motif.
In-between the points of the star are pear cut Bohemian Garnets and behind that layer is a 6-point star motif. These layers are all lines with Bohemian Garnets. This piece has a lovely gold wash. The gold wash may be wearing in some areas revealing the sterling silver base metal underneath it. There is also some tarnishing in some areas, which is to be expected of an item this age.The wearing gold wash and tarnishing are barely visible from the front and occur mostly on the back of the piece. However, the price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This was very true due to the gorgeous designs that came out of this period. This era focused on women, and the beauty of nature and the pieces were often large. Enamel was a standard material used in Art Nouveau jewelry as the period was more about the importance of the design over the materials used to create it. The Art Nouveau period happened before the start of the first World War, when mass manufacturing took over the production of many products, including some jewelry. Bohemian Garnet is transparent or translucent mineral of a dark red hue. Bohemian Garnets were mined starting in the 16th century in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia.
During the Victorian and Art Deco eras, this type of garnet reached a height of popularity. There are no known mines in existence today, which has made the remaining stones highly coveted. The item "Antique Vintage Nouveau Sterling 800 Silver Bohemian Garnet Starburst Pin Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.