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Victorian Garnet Pendant with Chain & Rare Shell-Shaped Clasp c.1850

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SKU: 1717


Have you ever seen a more beautiful pairing than rich buttery 15ct Gold and antique foiled Garnets?!

Circa 1840 to 1850, this early Victorian era Garnet drop pendant is one of the most breath-taking pieces we've ever owned here at Lillicoco! A complete one of a kind, and crafted by hand it's really a museum quality piece. 

The necklace is truly immaculate with the original perfectly matching chain, and is smooth and luxurious to the touch. The chain measures 21" long and features the most rare and delightful little clam-shell fastening, which secures firmly.

Of course the "pièce de résistance" are the fabulous natural foiled Garnets that glow magically from within. They have sumptuous closed back settings and are smooth, juicy and full of life; drawing the eye and enlightening the senses. 

An absolute gem for any antiques enthusiast or collector.

ERA:  Victorian (1837-1901)

MEASUREMENTS: 40mm long (not inc. bale) x 25mm wide.
The top section measure 25mm wide x 18mm tall.
The bottom section measures 15mm wide x 19mm tall.
The oval Garnet is 10mm wide x 8mm tall.
The teardrop Garnet is 6mm at widest x 11mm tall.
The Gold shell is 9mm wide x 9mm tall x 5mm deep,
The chain is 53cm or 21" long.
Weight: 10.2g
The chain alone is 4.4g

MATERIALS:  15ct Yellow Gold, Natural Garnet (foiled).

HALLMARKS:  None present, tested as 15ct Gold throughout including the chain, little clam shell clasp and all findings.

CONDITION:  Excellent
This rare Victorian Garnet drop pendant is in exceptional antique condition. Both parts of the drop pendant and the chain match precisely in colour and are perfectly proportioned, and all parts are authentic to the piece and completely flawless. The garnet cabochons are mesmerizing, with a gorgeous deep cherry glow. The chain and bale are strong with no weak or repaired links- so you can wear this fabulous jewel safe in the knowledge it's secure and well looked after.

The Garnet cabochons are beautifully smooth and compliment that rich Gold perfectly. The unique clam sea-shell clasp adds the perfect finishing touch, and works very well. (If anything it's a little stiff so the chain will be fastened securely when worn.) This is a once-in-a-life-time quality Victorian necklace that we're thrilled to look after.... Just until she find her new forever home!


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