Antique Garnet Cabochon Snake Earrings and Matching Pendant Demi-Parure in 15k Gold

     A parure is a set of various items of matching jewelry which rose to popularity in 17th-century Europe.   Reserved for royalty and the wealthier classes, no woman was considered socially acceptable without a complete wardrobe of jewelry that defined her status, strength and political power. A matching suite of coordinating pieces could include a necklace, a comb, a tiara, a diadem, a bandeau, a pair of bracelets, pins, rings, drop earrings or cluster stud earrings, brooch and a belt clasp that might be worn over a fine dress. Napoleon was fond of lavishing these gem suites on his beloved first wife, Joséphine, to wear at state functions. Later, he gave similar sets to his second wife, Marie-Louise. From the Old French, "parer" means adornment, from the verb parer, to adorn.

     Look what I found on my last trip to London; a gorgeous 15k gold garnet cabochon snake earrings and matching pendant parure!  The main pendant weighs 11.3 grams and has an approximately 11 ct deep oval cabochon garnet which measures 17.6*12.7*4.6mm deep.  The earrings have deep oval cabochon garnets each around four carats, measuring 11.1*9.5*3.5mm deep. All told this gorgeous hand made parure has a total of over 28 carats of antique cabochon cut garnets.

     Ready to be worn on a trip to London, Bath, or even by the sea in Cornwall!

     The pendant weighs 11.3 gm, the stones total approximately 14.44 carats.  The earrings weigh 13 g each and the approximate stone total carat weight is 14.04.  All three items are marked with a plaque on back that reads '15CT.'

     I offer layaway on most items purchased for full retail price. In general my layaway terms are 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and the last 1/3 in 60 days.  I am flexible so if you are interested please ask me and we can work out a payment plan that suits you.  Items ship when payment is complete and items purchased or payments made on layaway are eligible for store credit only.

     I always want you to be happy with every aspect of your purchase.  If you are not completely satisfied for any reason simply let me know and we'll work together to get the item returned for a full refund.  I guarantee that my pictures and descriptions are as accurate as possible.  My goal is to exceed your best expectations!

SKU: PE0214014VS

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