Antique Victorian Crescent Moon Comet Bohemian Garnet Brooch Pin
A rare antique Victorian Bohemian garnet brooch in the shape of a crescent moon, comet, and stars. The comet is created by a row of 6 pear cuts garnets surrounding the round center. At first, it looks like a flowering branch but once you realize it is the crescent moon, the whole design changes. Unlike most Bohemian garnets, these are not rose-cut. The stones are custom cut and bead set to create the design. It is a beautiful pin.
The overall condition is very good. There is a reinforcement on the back that was professionally done and can’t be seen from the front. The safety catch is a replacement made decades ago.
It measures 1 13/16″ or 46mm across. It is unmarked and made of gilt silver.