This is a stunning late Victorian necklace is set with 35 rose-cut pyrope garnets in gold-filled metal. The cluster of garnets catches the sunlight and glows from within while contrasting nicely with the antique metal. Made in the 1890s, this gorgeous garnet necklace is an excellent piece for January babies or garnet lovers!
The name garnet derives from the Latin word granatum, which means pomegranate. Garnet is the stone of fire, Mars, and Scorpio. The vibrant red hues of garnet associated it with blood in Medieval times and were thought to cure many circulatory ailments and aids the liver in expelling toxins. Garnets virtues are true friendship, passion, success, self-esteem, and fidelity, making it a famous stone for betrothal in past eras. They promote confidence, which made them a favorite gemstone for ancient warriors. Some even believe pyrope garnets are inside the Ark of the Covenant.
The necklace is in very good condition with minor signs of wear. The garnets show tiny nicks on the facet junctions under magnification. They have no significant chips or cracks, and all are secure in the mounting. The gold-filled metal shows minor signs of wear, mostly on the back with fine lines and marks, but nothing noticeable. The spring ring clasp is fully functional. A GIA Graduate Gemologist tested the garnets.
The necklace is 17″ in length, and the pendant measures 1-9/16″; tall and 1/2″ wide, and it weighs 5.95 grams. The box is for display only.
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