A stunning "garnet" paste pendant from the Georgian (1830s) era! Crafted in 12kt yellow gold, this beautiful piece displays seven vibrant flat back paste "garnets" which hang from a simple gold bail in an elongated design. The paste "garnets" have a flat face with facets along the edges, and each displays a firey red hue which is magnified by their closed, foil backing. The stones rest in a clawed collet setting, the perfect complement to the bold design, and the back features a smoothly polished gold surface. The contrast between the luscious, rich red hues of the garnets paired with the gold setting is absolutely wonderful and this gorgeous pendant would make a perfect addition to any collection.
Measurements: The pendant hangs approximately 2 3/8" long, is 1 1/4" at its widest and nearly 1/4" at its deepest.
Condition: The pendant remains is very good overall antique condition. There are a few very minor chips and abrasion to some of the stones, commensurate with age, but this does not negatively impact the overall beauty of the piece. The paste stones are securely set and there is no apparent damage to the gold setting. The bail is intact and secure.