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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.
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.