Texture Galore in a Regal Georgian Garnet Necklace
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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Pre Victorian: Pre 1837 VR: item # 1147206
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|As if twenty one faceted garnets are not enough, this jeweler went further by adding gold beads to each and every link. The garnet color is dependent on the light available as you can see in the photos. The necklace is sumptuous and lacy. Jewelry from this period was made by hand in candlelight. The stones are hand cut and faceted, then hand set into a material made by the jeweler's hand as well. The garnets here are in excellent condition as are the links. Silver with gold gilding was the metal chosen. Gilded jewels were frequent fashion in the Georgian and Victorian eras and used in very expensive items, for example paste rivieres, worn and collected by emperors and queens and now valued at five figures by lovers of antique jewelry. The greater proportion of jewels from this period are art history, and the workmanship is a lost art. We see them in paintings of the period. This delicious jewel is original with its original clasp. A small hook at the bottom can barely be detected. It probably held a drop in the 19th century. If you wish, you can add one. Certainly an addition is not necessary.|