This is a beautiful Georgian garnet and natural pearl pendant / necklace. The garnets are all foil backed and are a wonderful shade of red. The center fancy crimped garnet is a full rose cut. The other garnets are all hand faceted. It has its original dangle which adds a great deal of charm. The workmanship is stunning. Each pearl and garnet is collet crimped.
Originally an earring I believe as the top bale portion does open. If originally an earring these were extra large in size.
The entire mount and top bale is made of tested 15K yellow gold. I hardly ever find a jewel of this age that was made of all gold. Whomever had this made was surly a woman of means. This would have been quite expensive for the day.
It is a wonderful size and dangles 2 3/8" x 1 3/4" across. It weighs 6.50 grams.
This looks lovely on a simple black ribbon or it could be worn on an antique gold chain.
I believe there is a French hallmark behind the cross however it is difficult to decipher. Circa 1820 it is Georgian.
Excellent antique condition. The foils are beautiful with no loss. One pearl looks a little off in the photos however it cannot be seen in hand and certainly does not distract. A beautiful cross.. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
Antique Natural Garnet Pearl Gold Georgian Cross Pendant
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