Antique Two-Part Silver Pearl Garnet Pendant

$ 1,020.00

This piece is a bit of an enigma to me, I thought at first that it was an Austro-Hungarian piece from the Victorian era, but upon further research, I decided it might be earlier, mid to late 1700s even. The style of the metalwork and the way that the blister pearls are set made me think so, but the garnets are full cuts and not flat cuts, so I went back to my first guess of a Victorian piece. I try the best I can to provide information on the items that I sell, but sometimes the clues are too few.

Set in silver and gold washed at the back, it exudes a timeless allure that transcends the ages. At its heart lies a cross, collett set with natural blister pearls, each one a unique testament to the wonders of nature. Adorning its edges are closed-backed, old cut garnets, their rich rosy color casting a warm glow that captivates the eye and warms the soul.

Measuring 65 mm north to south and 36.6 mm across at its widest point, this pendant is a statement piece that commands attention with its elegant proportions and exquisite detailing. Set with 21 round faceted garnets, it weighs a substantial 11.7 grams, a testament to its quality and craftsmanship.

A lovely and early example of its kind, this pendant bears the mark of its maker and '830', indicating its silver alloy composition, often used in Finland and Sweden. It is more than just a piece of jewelry; it is a tangible link to a bygone era, a treasure to be cherished for its beauty and historical significance.

I offer free layaway on most items purchased for full retail price, please inquire if you are interested in setting up a layaway. We 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!

Item ID: PT1021048V

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