Antique Austro Hungarian Pearl Garnet Necklace
Massive and very elaborate antique Austro Hungarian necklace in gold gilded silver set with large garnet gemstones accented with pearls. The tiered pendant has large irregular shaped faceted natural garnet collet and braid wrapped surrounded by a spoked well having flat top garnets at the end. Large oval garnets and natural peals form yet another layer with a pearl drop swaying below. The pendant swings from gold gilded silver filigree links with garnet and pearl links. The necklace is closed with a tongue and decorated clasp with the tongue bearing impressed 1800s Austro Hungarian hallmarks. The back of the necklace, both the links and pendant, is also detailed. A rare museum quality necklace!
- Materials: Gold Gilded Silver
- Gemstones: Natural Bohemian Garnets, Natural Pearls
- Measurements: 22 inches; The pendant measures 3 inches north to south and 2.25 inches east to west.
- Condition: Normal age appropriate wear with the pearl dropper appearing to be an old addition. One tiny mark to the base of one of the garnets visible with a loupe and a replaced pearl at the back of the chain.