Victorian Garnet Pearl Festoon Necklace in Original Box

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This breathtaking Victorian garnet and pearl gold necklace was handcrafted in England around 1850-60 and comes inside its original fitted box. The double chain measures 16.25 inches in length and is made up of a snake chain with a looping link chain. It features 15 gradated garnets, with the largest stone at the center, measuring 13.3 x 8.4 x 4.6 mm and weighing 5.01 carats, and the smallest stone measuring 7.5 x 6.5 x 3.6 mm and weighing 1.71 carats. There are 46 creamy white round natural pearls that drop from the link chain and from the garnets, with each pearl measuring between 2 and 2.5 mm. The longest drop measures 29 mm. This necklace has been acid tested at 18 karat gold. This antique drop necklace with its oval box weighs 268.6 grams. The box is brown leather with gold embossed lettering.

This breathtaking accessory is a divine work of art, it’s one of those pieces that makes you want to open the box over and over, just to see it again for the first time.

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Of the Period
    Early Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Date of Manufacture
    1855
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    16.25 in. L
    41 cm L
  • Length
    16.25 in. (41 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Middleton, WI
  • Reference Number
    LU59833747011
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Located in Middleton, WI

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