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Antique demantoid garnet and rose cut diamond brooch

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Antique demantoid garnet and rose cut diamond brooch

This antique brooch was made in Chester in 1897. Set with two rose cut diamonds, the rose cut diamond is one of the earliest cuts of diamonds that dates back as far as the 1400’s. The rose cut diamond originated in India, and was then perfected in the diamond cutting workshops in Antwerp and Amsterdam.

Garnets come in a range of colours from the commonly seen burgundy-red through to orange and the rarest of them all, the green demantoid garnet. While there is another green garnet, the tsavorite garnet which is also spectacular, the demantoid garnet is the most rare and highly prized.

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