This recent acquisition to our antique shop is an upcycled garnet and pearl festoon necklace with an ornate sterling clasp. The Georgian revival garnet cluster center piece is set in marked 830 silver and was once a large brooch with a suspended drop. There are several collet set garnet in various sizes which have a flat top and narrow faced bezel. Accented in the center of the garnets are three silver blister pearls in wide collet mountings. A strand of graduated and knotted freshwater round pearls are attached to either side of the pendant. The large ornate sterling clasp is set with baguettes and round white paste stones. This piece is absolutely a stunning well made piece which is gorgeous on...and so much nicer than my photos show. Simple, elegant and at the same time a show piece.
Size: Necklace is 20" plus a 2 1/2" drop, blister pearls are 8mm each, graduated pearls from 4mm to 6mm, garnets are 2mm-5mm and clasp is 3/4" by 1/4".
Weight: 29.4 grams.
Condition: Very good plus vintage condition.
Marks: Clasp is stamped 925 and back of garnet piece is stamped 830 with a makers mark.
All jewelry comes in a gift box with the exception of very large pieces and carefully shipped in a bubble mailer or shipping box. All quoted shipping charges are approximate. Any shipping overage will be refunded. I describe my jewelry to the best of my ability, minor imperfections and wear consistent with age may be expected. Customer satisfaction is important to me. If you have any problems please contact me at once. I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Any item may be returned within 14 days for a full refund of the purchase price.
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