Exquisite antique Georgian garnet pendant necklace, on a lovely chain. The pendant is comprised of clusters of flat cut, foiled garnets in rounded shapes, open worked, with delicate gold wires, and with three dangling elements. The sparkling garnets are of varying hues, so the entire pendant shimmers with color and light. Dating from the mid to late 1700s, the necklace is in beautiful condition.
The pendant measures 3-1/4" by 2" at widest, and it hangs from a 16", 14k gold chain (unmarked but tested). The reverse of the pendant shows that the gold has been laid over another metal that looks to be silver, visible where previously tested. There is also a small solder on one garnet backing.