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Antique 15ct Gold Garnet Pearl Pendant and Chain


Stunning garnet & seed pearl pendant.

Beautifully designed this Edwardian pendant is hand crafted in 15ct gold

To the centre a pair of cherries fashioned from maroon garnet with leaves set with a pretty little split pearl with further pearls set around the circumstances

It is suspended from a very attractive 15 carat gold fancy chain

This gorgeous pendant looks fabulous when worn

The pendant is 1.4″ ( 3.6cm) long including bale and 1″ ( 2.6cm) wide
Garnets 7mm x 5.3mm
Chain 17.5″ (45cm)
Pendant is marked 15ct gold on the reverse and chain also marked 15 on clasp
It weighs 8 grams
It dates to around 1910.
It is in excellent condition.
It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
Our Ref 23213

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    Antique garnet pearl pendant


    In past times garnet jewellery was abundant and modestly priced, but recently the price of good antique pieces has resulted in a rapid and justifiable reassessment of their status. Garnet is found in several colours, although red is the most common. There are two distinct red varieties found in antique jewellery: Pyrope Garnet:  Blood red garnet used extensively in 18th and 19th century. Georgian pyrope garnets were invariably cut flat and oval in shape, set in gold and frequently foiled to improve their appearance. Common Georgian designs included cushion-shaped brooches with half pearl decoration and hair locket centers, flower spray brooches, graduated collet riviere, and necklaces of foliate design sometimes suspending below a Maltese cross pendant convertible to a brooch. 19th century pyrope garnets were used abundantly during the “Grand” period mid-Victorian opulence and were ideal gems for extravagant effect. A popular fashion involved cutting garnets “en cabochon” and hollowing out the backs to lighten the look of the stones. Cabochon garnets are often referred to as “carbuncles”. Pyrope garnets were used in the 19th century Czechoslovakian and German jewellery in pavé-set clusters of multi-faceted stones. Known as Bohemian garnets, they were often mounted in low grade gold or in guilt metal in hundreds of different designs, from modest brooches to elaborate teardrop necklaces.

    How to care for and clean your antique garnet pearl pendant

    Jewellery should be stored safely. preferably wrapped in a soft cloth or kitchen paper; so that the different pieces can’t knock against one another, and then put into a secure box.This piece can be be washed carefully in warm soapy water. don’t immerse this necklace in the water for more than a few seconds. Then gently clean the necklace with soapy hands. then rinse off and dry with kitchen towel.