What a fantastic representation this Garnet and Turquoise pendant is from the Austro-Hungarian era, complete with the gorgeously ornate Silver framework with 9ct Gold gilt!
The Austro-Hungarians loved Garnet and Turquoise together and we can see why... The contrast in the sultry red Garnet against the vivacious bright turquoise is mesmerising!
The Silver and Gold gilt framework creates an opulent and lavish feel that works beautifully with the Turquoise and Garnet cabochons..
There are sweet Gold flowers between the gemstones and lovely shells that form the top and bottom of the design that brings the whole pendant together in such a unique way, it's undoubtedly one of a kind!
Turn this stunner around and you will find the back of the pendant has been hand engraved in the most darling way, a little secret for the wearer!
ERA: Austro-Hungarian (1867- 1918)
MEASUREMENTS: The pendant is 35mm long x 19mm wide x 8mm deep.
The round Garnet is 6.5mm. The oval Garnets are 7mm x 5mm.
The Turquoise measure 5mm.
MATERIALS: Silver, 9ct Gold Gilt, Garnet, Turquoise.
HALLMARKS: None present. Tested as at least 800 Silver with 9ct Gold gilt.
VERY GOOD: This Austro-Hungarian Garnet and Turquoise pendant is in a lovely condition for its age. The Turquoise cabochon gems both have their own unique blue hues. The Garnets are dark rouge and shimmering wonderfully. Both gemstones are set in Silver Gold gilt and are incredibly secure, to be worn with complete confidence. There are minor shows of ordinary wear on the metal and round the settings which is normal for the age! Add a gorgeous and chain and paint the town red with this stunning and unique pendant!