Garnet blackamoor bracelet, circa 1880


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Here’s a terrific example of blackamoor jewellery, richly enamelled and set with bright, well-matched pinkish garnets. It’s in great condition too.

This bracelet was made in about 1880; it’s probably Italian, though it’s unmarked. It’s quite rare and collectable – as are good examples from the Georgian period until the more contemporary creations of Nardi.

Venice and the Ottoman empire were linked, so Italy is usually the creator of interesting historical pieces like this one.

Far from portraying a negative image of their African subjects, blackamoor jewels often depict princely, bejewelled and powerful rulers.


• Handmade in 14-carat rose gold
• Natural almandine garnets
• Approximately 18cm (7 inches) long, 1.9cm (0.75 inches) wide
• Weight is 31.7 grams
• In excellent antique condition
• Will come in a Karen Deakin gift box
• Note: some of the rings are for sale separately (some have sold) – please get in touch if you’d like information about any of them

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I’d be very happy to send more information and images. Layaway available.

I accept returns within 14 days if you’re not delighted with your purchase.

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