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Beautiful Festooned Gilt Bohemian Garnet Necklace ca.1850

Beautiful Festooned Gilt Bohemian Garnet Necklace ca.1850

Regular price $1,800.00 USD
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Description : An exquisite example of 19th century Bohemian garnet jewelry from the mid-Victorian Era! Garnets were among the most popular stone types used in jewelry at this time. Because of their resemblance to the Greek myth involving Persephone and pomegranate seeds, the stone has come to stand for the safe return of a friend or loved one. Garnets were said to protect travelers on their journeys and were often exchanged between friends as tokens that they would meet again. For more macabre Victorian, garnets were especially popular because they mimicked dripping blood from a freshly cut throat, a la Jack the Ripper. We present to you, a wonderful festoon style necklace is hand-crafted in gilded silver that displays a stunning star-studded floral garland design encrusted with faceted garnet stones. Ascribe whatever connotation, be it safe travel and return, or the more morbid idea of dripping blood, rest assured, you will knock people dead with the addition of this exceptional Victorian piece to your collection. The piece is comprised of floral shaped links, each one adorned with vibrant prong set garnet stones. Dangling from the garnet encrusted center swag are three, long, beautiful garnet drops. Each stone exhibits a fantastic deep red hue, with facets that reflect light beautifully with every turn. The necklace fastens in the back with a simple push clasp seamlessly hidden within the final floral link, allowing the necklace to drape beautifully below the neckline. As with all of our pieces, this necklace is pre-loved and sold in present condition. That being said, the condition of this necklace is superb. There is no apparent damage to the gilded brass and all of the garnet stones are intact. The clasp is secure and in excellent working condition, providing a solid click upon proper closure.

Item Number : 10-49

Category : NECKLACE


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