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This Bohemian garnet bracelet consists of nine rosettes set with garnets, all linked with hinges, all garnets are set in gold. The bracelet closes with a tongue and groove clasp and has a safety chain. It formed part of a set with 1966.2264.2, a brooch.
"Mementos: Jewelry of Life and Love from Historic New England": Vipont de Riviere Doane Merwin acquired a wide range of gems throughout her life. Vipont preferred late-Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, often altering pieces to create custom jewels.
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.),
Title Brooch Accession Number 1966.2264.2
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
"Jewelry at Historic New England," Online exhibit presented by Historic New England launched September 30, 2007 at www.historicnewengland.org/jewelryhistory/.
For more information on garnets see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Old Jewelry," (2003): 64; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 35-38, 205.