Late Victorian Garnet Necklace

Pieces like this antique garnet necklace are difficult to find – in stellar condition with high quality stones. These bohemian garnets are almost and could be rhodolite garnets with their tinge of purple. The pendant portion measures almost two full inches across and down. The chain length is 15 inches plus the pendant making a total of 17 inches. The chain portion is in brass that was once brushed with gold as tinges of the gold can still be seen. This is a wonderful example of transitional jewelry, moving us from the late Victorian to the Edwardian era. These vintage lavaliers were commonly worn by women to formal dinners as late as WWI. Item #912, $1,295

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