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Antique salamander brooch set with demantoid garnets, rubies and pearls

Here is an incredible antique brooch that was made during the Victorian era and looks as fabulous today as when it was made over 130 years ago, and is destined to always get the attention that it deserves from near or far.

Made in 18 carat yellow gold in the 1890's, the brooch measures 54.5mm by 20mm and depicts a salamander which is often seen in jewellery of this period. With such a fluid style to its body, this is made even more exciting by being set with pearls, rubies and the rare green demantoid garnets.

Many are aware of the deep and beautiful burgundy-red colour that garnets are commonly found in, however this green variety is the rarest of them all and in this brooch, they stand out so beautifully as they are bordered with the white of the pearls. Set with two rubies for eyes, this is certainly an exciting brooch that will always look so elegant on any outfit that it is worn on.

Both beautiful and exciting, this is a wonderful example of a superb piece of late Victorian jewellery.


Stock# ET531

Circa: 1890



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Antique salamander brooch set with demantoid garnets, rubies and pearls

A brief history on demantoid garnets:

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. First discovered in the Ural mountains in Russia is 1853, the demantoid garnet has a wonderful natural and unique inclusion called a "horse-tail" inclusion, which as the name suggests, is similar in look to a horse tail. This inclusion is not seen in any other variety of 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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