This garnet, and gold pendant is Georgian, circa 1830. It has sections that gently articulate and are set with foil back garnet. During this period of time, jewels were set closed back and foil was used to bring light into the stone. It is this foil that gives the garnets a rich variation of rose colors, so desirable in early jewelry. Each garnet is hand faceted and hand set in rub over collets. This is a labor intensive process and the result isso distinctive and lovely.
The pendant is 9 karat, pale rose gold, and I have joined it with a fine, mid-Victorian (circa 1860), 15 karat chain that complements the design and color. The pendant measures 2 inches long from the top of the loop X 1 inch diameter,
The chain too is special, intricately worked with an impressive weight of 9.8 grams. It measures 18 inches long and terminates with a secure push clasp. The clasp is marked 15, for 15 karat.
The condition is excellent.
This is a pendant that is easy to wear with jeans and a tee shirt, or for evening wear.
England, circa 1830
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