Lovely 18th century garnet pendant. The almandine garnets are faceted and foil back creating a beautiful and varying hue in every stone. The reverse shows the typical pillow back setting typical of this period. The mounting is gilded metal and retains the original vibrant, rich gold color.
It has pleasing geometry in the design with the accent on the central heart shaped garnet.
This pendant measures 1 1/4 inches long without the bail X 1 inch across.
The excellent condition defies its 250 year history. The central garnet has a tiny scratch at the 5 0'clock position seen under magnification and not when worn.
The chain is not included and available separately. It would also look beautiful with a ribbon or cord.
England, circa 1750
Antique 18th Century Garnet Pendant