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Scarlet & Crimson Jewel - Victorian Art Nouveau 9K Garnet & Seed Pearl Pendant. This gorgeous pendant is crafted from 9K gold, hallmarked 9ct. The chain is hallmarked 10K and Italy. Featuring one natural round faceted larger garnet, one natural oval cut faceted garnet, 6 natural round cut faceted garnet, 29 natural seed pearls, Victorian styling and quality gold-work. The pendant exhibits a central raised garnet gemstone which displays a collet-setting. It is framed by a circular shaped panel with 3 decorative connecting bobbles. This is flanked by trefoils of split seed-pearl gemstones and further larger cascades, smaller garnet gemstones and bobbles with open-work between . All the garnet gemstones are exposed to the pendant's reverse side. The pendant bears an attractive crows foot loop to its apex, containing further split seed-pearl gemstones , and through which a necklace can pass to be worn around the neck. A flexible caw set oval shaped garnet dropper located at the pendant's base adds movement and beauty to the piece. The pendant features two different coloured garnets, both vibrant and exhibiting deep red wine scarlet garnets and purple pink crimson garnets, both a wonderful example of fine garnets. These beautiful rich gems have been matched up to feminine grey pearls, adding interest and a fantastic contrast. The Victorian piece has been match up to a contemporary 10K chain, hallmarked 10K with an assay marked Italy . It features a secure lobster-claw clasp, in perfect working order. This Victorian era pendant would make a perfect unique gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Appraisal included with the pendant. Art Nouveau jewelry was most popular during the period 1890 -1910. Meaning from the French name Art Nouveau (New Art). In jewelry terms it is characterized by curves, scrolls, pastel colours, flowers and foliage.
Measurements: Pendant (including bale) 50mm x 32mm Chain 18"
Stone Size: Garnet 2.00 carat Seed Pearl 1mm each
Weight: 5.10 grams
Date: Circa 1890