The Gilded Age - Victorian Gold Filled Quartz & Garnet Paste Ornate Necklace (VICN032)

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The Gilded Age - Victorian Gold Filled Quartz & Garnet Paste Ornate Necklace. This gorgeous necklace is crafted from gold fill. Featuring one oval cut faceted clear paste gemstone, 9 rose cut faceted garnet paste gemstones, Victorian styling , and quality craftsmanship. This stunning necklace showcases an ornate medallion , which is expertly bezel-set with a beautiful clear paste gemstone. The central gemstone is flanked by bezel-set vibrant garnet paste gems, which add contrast and richness to the piece. There are 3 garnet paste dangles, which are attached to the medallion, adding movement and detail to the necklace. The chain portion of the necklace features 3 different types of interspaced links, with a chain and a interlocking clasp. The clasp is in perfect working order, and features a safety chain for additional security. The color of the gold is a buttery yellow, which adds richness to the antique piece. This Victorian era necklace displays the quality of a fine piece of jewelry, beautifully made, and highly collectible. It is truly a piece to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come. 

History: The Gilded Age (1878-1889) The growth of industry and a wave of immigrants marked this period in American history. The production of iron and steel rose dramatically and western resources like lumber, gold, and silver increased the demand for improved transportation. 

Paste jewellery dates back to France during the 18th century when a jeweller named Georges Frederic Stras began hand crafting fine-quality Paste jewellery in 1724. He was quickly then appointed as “Jeweller to the King”, and began making Paste jewellery for King Louis XV of France.

The history of gold-filled jewellery traces back to early 19th century England, where this technique was patented to create semi-precious and better-quality custom jewellery during the Victorian Era.

In the history of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on

Gold-filled jewelry is one of the most durable types of jewelry on the market. Thanks to the mechanical gilding process, the layer of gold bonded to the base metal is much thicker than what you would find in gold-plated jewelry.


Measurements: Necklace 17 3/4 "    Medallion 39.50 mm x 37.00 mm 

Stone Size: Quartz  Paste:  11.00 mm x 7.00 mm  Garnet paste: 2.50 mm - 4.00 mm 

Weight: 19.10 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Germany 

Date: Circa 1880

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