Victorian "REGARD" Gemstone Floral Heart Necklace

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A beautiful gemstone "REGARD" necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This unusual acrostic piece is crafted in vibrant 18kt gold and has a very feminine heart-shaped design. Set around the heart's border are six colorful gemstones, whose first letters spell out the word "REGARD", making the ring part of a sentimental Victorian tradition. The ensemble of stones includes a Ruby, an Emerald, a pink Garnet, an Amethyst, a second Ruby, and a Diamond at the top. Each stone round stone is faceted and held within a gold micro prong setting. Featured at the center of the heart is a lovely flower motif, which has delicate emerald petals, a ruby center, and a raised gold stem with leaves. Swirls of wirework spirals decorate the border, the perfect finishing touch! The pendant hangs from a complimentary bail and a fine gold chain, which fastens with a 10kt spring ring clasp in the back. A wonderful and meaningful antique piece, it would make a special gift or a beautiful addition to any collection!

The chain measures 18" long, and the pendant hangs 1 3/8" long at the center (including the bail). The heart pendant measures 1 1/8" tall and wide, and 1/4" thick. The total pennyweight of the piece is 5.4 dwt (8.5 grams).

Details

  • Creator
    Unknown
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1880
  • Condition
    Excellent. The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. All of the gemstones are intact and securely set. The chain and spring ring clasp are in good condition..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    1.13 in. W x 1.38 in. L
    3 cm W x 4 cm L
  • Length
    1.38 in. (4 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Narberth, PA
  • Reference Number
    LU3282063933
About the Seller

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Located in Narberth, PA

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