This sparkling heart pendant from the 1960s is set with 13 rose-cut pyrope garnets in gold-washed metal. The small garnets are prong-set in 900 silver with yellow gold wash. The garnets glow and glisten in the sunlight, a perfect gift for many occasions, styles, and ages!
Bohemian garnets come from the hills of Bohemia in Czechoslovakia and were very popular from the 1820s to the 1920s with the European upper class. Michelle Obama purchased a bohemian garnet brooch during her last visit to Prague. To learn more about Bohemian garnets, read our blog post here:
The pendant is in very good vintage condition with minimal signs of wear. The gold wash on the back shows fine scratches and marks, typical of vintage pieces. There are no noticeable or distracting marks. The garnets are not chipped or cracked and are securely set into the piece. The bail is stamped 900 (90% silver) G2 (Granat Turnov mark) and a hare’s head (Czech silver mark). The chain is gold-filled and not original to the piece.
The necklace is 24″ long, and the pendant measures 3/4″ tall and 1/2″ wide. The necklace weighs 11.67 grams, and the box is for display only.
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