During the Early Victorian period when the Industrial Revolution surged ahead Romantic Period jewelry was very sentimental. It often reflected the new love of a young couple. Gemstones were often set in claw-like prongs or collet settings, a metal that encircled the outer rim of the gemstone, and were used in a wide variety during this period.
With associations with the heart, blood, inner fire, and life force, garnets have long been considered symbols of love. Garnet's symbolism extends to friendship and also happens to be the January birthstone! A gorgeous piece to add to any blouse, blazer, chain, hair, etc. Featuring a juicy center garnet, a gold lacer collar detail surrounds it perfectly.
Materials and Features: 18k gold, approximately 16ctw of garnet
Age/Origin: Victorian, English, c.1870
Measurements: 1.25", 9.4 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.