ANTIQUE GEORGIAN GARNET NECKLACE 18CT GOLD HEART LOCKET CIRCA 1800
A spectacular antique Georgian necklace made up of four strands lined with faceted Garnet beads forming a twisting bundle that shimmers and sparkles with a deep red wine-coloured hue.
Garnet has been adored throughout history for its blazing red colour which hides beneath its dark surface. It is said to be a stone of purity, truth and a symbol of love and compassion.
The crowning feature of the necklace is a beautiful 18ct Yellow Gold box clasp which is fitted with hinges to allow it to articulate with the wearer. It is engraved with intricate foliate patterns and leads to a lovely heart charm with a hidden Locket on the reverse.
It is a truly extraordinary find and beautifully preserved. It
WEIGHT: 54.7 grams
MEASURES: 18 inches in length – Width 16mm across the four strands
HEART MEASURES: Width 16mm x Height 20mm x Depth 8mm / Locket Width 12mm x Height 14mm
METAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
AGE: Georgian, Circa 1800
ITEM NUMBER: AJ224