Gorgeous, full of life garnets that look as if on fire when the light hits them at the right angle are clustered together in floral-shaped silver stations in this antique Bohemian necklace. The five central flowers are made up of two layers of stones and their sculpturality adds presence to an already stunning piece. The silver, most probably .800 which was the norm in Bohemia at the time, has a warmly mellowed vermeil finish and the box-and-tongue clasp is hidden behind - what else? - yet another flower. Eternally elegant, eye-catching without being harsh, no wonder these Victorian necklaces are so popular even today. Measuring 17" long (wearable) with its floral links varying in diameter between 5/8" and 7/16" it weighs 21.0 grams. It is not marked for maker nor metal quality yet tested and guaranteed to be silver of, most probably, .800 purity. The necklace dates ca 1890 and is in very good vintage condition with gemstones full of fantastic inner glow, all the stones in place, with the vermeil of the silver settings having mellowed over the years and no damage noted; please note that there is an old repair / re-attachment on the back of one link but it doesn't show at all in the front; in addition, I suspect that the necklace might started its life with a dangle hanging off the central station but if so, it is now long gone; the absence, however, does not diminish the piece's beauty as it displays in its current form.