Victorian 14kt Carved Garnet + Pearl Jockey Cap Charm/Pendant
A wonderful and unusual garnet charm pendant from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This equestrian inspired piece is crafted in 14kt yellow gold and depicts a miniature jockey cap that hangs from a simple gold bail. The jockey cap is represented by two hand carved garnet stones which are set in a closed back setting. Where the hats' button would rest is a single lustrous pearl bezel set within a starburst which is carved into the surface of the garnet, creating a rich, realistic design. Attached at the top side is a simple gold bail, allowing the wearer to easily attach the charm to a favorite bracelet or wear as a pendant on a chain. A wonderfully detailed piece, it would be perfect for any charm collector or equestrian enthusiast!
Measurements: The charm pendant hangs a little less than 1" long, measures a little more than 1/2" at its widest point, and is 1/4" at its thickest point.
Condition: The overall condition of the charm pendant is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting or to the hand carved garnet stones and the pearl is intact.