This is a superb antique necklace of Bohemian garnets. It is a perfectly balanced design with five round shaped center pieces, each has a raised cross with largest stone at the center. Beautiful curved sections join the shapes ~ all clustered with deep red garnets. Instead of the usual garnet gold, the necklace is set in vermeil silver of 900 grade with a fine chain and bolt ring closure.
From the period of Art Nouveau circa 1910 the garnets in this stylish necklace are deep wine-red faceted stones that flash with rich color. The design is superbly elegant when worn, with a lovely shape and is so flattering. The piece is in fine condition, with no missing or replaced stones. The clasp is marked 900 which indicates a European origin.
Dimensions are : the center garnet setting is 4 7/8 inches wide, and each of the circular drops is 1/2 inch. Overall the necklace is 17 3/4 inches and weight is 14.2 grams.
A superb quality elegant antique garnet necklace set in vermeil silver.