Roman Splendour - Ancient Roman 3rd - 4th Century A.D. 24K Gold & Garnet Beaded Necklace (PGN014)

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Roman Splendour - Ancient Roman 3rd -4th Century A.D. 24K Gold & Garnet Beaded Necklace.  This wonderful necklace is crafted from 24K gold, tested.  Featuring 33 natural garnet beads, one natural garnet cabochon, Ancient Roman styling, and quality craftsmanship.  This completely handmade rare necklace is composed with beautiful rich red wine coloured beads, which is secured via a Roman loop-in-loop type chain made from fine 24K gold wire. The focal point being a charming ancient Roman gold and garnet drop. This necklace secured by a fine gold hook and loop closure, enabling these delightful beads to be worn and appreciated today.

Note: Extremely rare necklace. Museum quality and a superb example. Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antiquities. Value is based on rarity, metal, gemstones, craftsmanship (completely hand made),and condition. It is highly recommended to insure this necklace for $12 000.00 CD (Tax Excluded) 

History: The history of garnet dates back to the Bronze Age, more than 5000 years ago. Its name, which has been used since these ancient times, was derived from the Latin word granatium, which means pomegranate (because the small, red crystals were thought to resemble pomegranate seeds).

When Was Gold First Discovered? Dating back more than 5,000 years, when gold was first discovered – albeit usually in small quantities – attracted the eye of early man nearly everywhere. And unlike most metals, gold often appears in nature in its pure form so it need not be refined.

After 450 years as a republic, Rome became an empire in the wake of Julius Caesar’s rise and fall in the first century B.C. The long and triumphant reign of its first emperor, Augustus, began a golden age of peace and prosperity; by contrast, the Roman Empire’s decline and fall by the fifth century A.D. was one of the most dramatic implosions in the history of human civilization.

Comments: First Example: Christies auction, price realized for $6875.00 U.S. for a similar example at the New York, Rockefeller Plaza, December 2012.  Documentation included. 

Second Example: Christies auction, New York, price realized for $10 000 U.S. for a similar example. December 12, 1992.  Documentation included. 

Antiquity Appraisal For Insurance Purposes June 16, 2022 : This particular example should be insured for $12 000 Canadian Dollars (tax Excluded)

Antique jewelry Appraiser: Michelle Sillence 


Measurements: Necklace 17 1/2 "   Drop 20.00 mm 

Stone Size: Garnet Beads 15.00 mm x 8.00 mm (Largest beads)   Garnet Cabochon 6.50 mm   

Weight: 30.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent   Note: Antiquities are luxury items, this necklace can be worn with care. Do not immerse in liquid, or any usage of chemicals.  To clean gently wipe with a soft damp (not saturated) cloth, which has been dipped in a mild detergent and water. Pat dry immediately with a dry soft cloth.  

Origin: Roman Empire    Provenance: England : From a well respected British dealer, who in turn purchased the necklace from a private collection.  

Date: 3rd - 4th Century 



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