A beautiful and decadent antique French festoon necklace in silver gilt with natural freshwater pearls and garnet.
Such a grand yet delicately made piece at the same time.
It is made up from a series of delicate filigree work links with an ornate central filigree drop in a teardrop shape.
These links are held together with individual 3 row belcher chains.
Within the beautiful scroll work sections there are garnets and seed pearls, giving a subtle flash of colour against the rich golden gilt.
It is unmarked silver gilt, tests as as silver throughout, the pearls are delicate with a nice creamy lustre and the garnets have a pinky red tone.
It has a hidden clasp for a seamless look which is a hook type fastener.
Overall condition is very good, there are abrasions to some of the pearls and slight wear on the gilding.
A beautiful heirloom quality piece ready to be loved and worn again.
10" length inner chain,
15" length outer chain,
25" total drop length,
1.5" length central drop pendant
1" link width.
Weighs approx 60.69 grams
Antique French festoon necklace, silver gilt, garnet and pearl
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