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Sweet Romance Garnet Cross Necklace N1465-GA Sweet Romance Starlight Filigree Earrrings-GA
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Sweet Romance Garnet Crystal Bar Cuff Bracelet Set Sweet Romance Linear Garnet Cuff Bracelet BR521-GA
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Sweet Romance Jewel Tip Bracelet BR525 Sweet Romance Art Deco Vintage Squares Earrings E540
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Art Deco Square Vintage Link Bracelet Sweet Romance Navette Garnet Crystal Bar Cuff Bracelet BR448-GA
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Sweet Romance Starlight Filigree Earrrings Sweet Romance Stackable Victorian Garnet Bangle Bracelet BR1260-GA
Sweet Romance Starlight Filigree Earrrings
Price: $52.00
On Sale: $39.00
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Sweet Romance Garnet Crystal Victorian Jewel Y Necklace SR_N1402 Garnet Hearts Earrings - SR_E947-GA
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Garnet Victorian Necklace Sweet Romance Iridescent Oval Crystal Necklace N877-TO
 
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Art Deco Crystal Prism Pendant Necklace Sweet Romance Hollywood Crystal Heart Pendant Necklace N1161-GA
Sweet Romance Delicate Victorian Garnet Bangle Bracelet BR356-BZ Sweet Romance Garnet Marquis Jewel Navette Crystal Bracelet BR514-GA
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Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace Faceted Crystal Pear Earrings - SR_E1180
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Sweet Romance Garnet Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170 Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace
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Sweet Romance Golden Shadow Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170 Sweet Romance Turquoise Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170
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Sweet Romance Opal Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170 Sweet Romance Pacific Opal Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170
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Sweet Romance Sapphire Blue Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170 Sweet Romance Silver Shade Crystal Pear Vintage Victorian Teardrop Necklace N1170
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Garnet Garden Bracelet Sweet Romance Lorena Necklace N1184-GA
Sweet Romance Garnet Garden Bracelet BR705
Price: $132.00
On Sale: $65.00
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Crystal Lorena Earrings Sweet Romance Garnet Victorian Visiting Style Necklace N347-GA
Sweet Romance Crystal Lorena Earrings E1197
Price: $47.00
On Sale: $30.55
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Sweet Romance Red Magma Crystal Rocks Ring - OL_R317 Victorian Garnet Earrings - SR_E958
 
Victorian Garnet Sweetheart Necklace - N958 Victorian Garnet Crystal Ring - SR_R338
 
Garnet and Pearl Bracelet - SR_BR836-GA Vintage Crystal Necklace - SR_N7744
Somerset Garden Necklace Sweet Romance Demi Juliette Earrings E731-GA
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History: 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 were favored for their dramatic appearance against the skin and for their rich sparkle in the glow of electroliers, the new lighting of the era.

Garnets were mined from Mount Kozakov in Bohemia, a region noted for its network of cottage workshops, with families specializing in different aspects of jewelry production. Bohemian garnet, a relatively soft stone, was faceted with pedal-operated tin wheels in the workshops of stonecutters. 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.

To mount garnets, metalsmithing workshops were kept busy in the production of repousee stampings. casting and handmade filigrees. Garnets were set into the plainest one stone earrings to bracelets, collars and tiaras of clustered stones, graduated sizes and complex designs.

After WWI, Bohemia became a region of the newly formed Czecho-Slovakia in 1918. As 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.