Long ago it was thought garnets light up the night and prevent evil and this extravagant pin is a fine example of radiance and warmth.
The garnets are a rich deep blood red that has so many facets the light reflects brilliantly and will deflect all malevolence and evil. They are arranged in a cross pattern in the middle and surrounded by three layers of garnets. The garnets are arranged in tiers so the pin has dimension and depth.
There are ten, 4mm garnets in the center and almost 150 2-3mm garnets creating the outer decoration. This means there are between 3-4 full cwt of garnets. They are set in sterling vermeil.
The pin measures 1 7/8” wide, ¾” deep and mounds almost ½” high. It is in excellent vintage condition and guaranteed to be vintage garnets.