Antique Georgian Necklace

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Antique Georgian Bohemian Garnet Necklace

This antique Georgian Bohemian garnet necklace with rose-cut garnets in 'garnet gold' weighs 30.2g and measures 16 inches long, 30.2mm wide and 7.2mm deep. Handcrafted in antique 6ct garnet gold, this authentic and extremely rare 1820's Georgian necklace epitomizes the classic design of Bohemian garnet jewelry consisting of innumerable tiny gemstones tightly set to resemble the seeds of a pomegranate, mounted in closed foil-backed settings to enhance the color and brilliance of these vivacious gemstones. This genuine Georgian work of art incorporates a progressive assemblage of star and rosette-themed components ranging from 7mm to 15mm in diameter, the latter constituting the centrally positioned garnet star, adjoined by means of orbicular 6k gold ringlets. Seven cascading rows of well-matched 'en suite' drops designed with rosette, triumvirate and lozenge motifs enhance the aesthetic beauty of this intriguing Georgian necklace, cumulatively adorned with 324 light-refractive ..More

This antique Georgian Bohemian garnet necklace with rose-cut garnets in 'garnet gold' weighs 30.2g and measures 16 inches long, 30.2mm wide and 7.2mm deep. Handcrafted in antique 6ct garnet gold, this authentic and extremely rare 1820's Georgian necklace epitomizes the classic design of Bohemian garnet jewelry consisting of innumerable tiny gemstones tightly set to resemble the seeds of a pomegranate, mounted in closed foil-backed settings to enhance the color and brilliance of these vivacious gemstones. This genuine Georgian work of art incorporates a progressive assemblage of star and rosette-themed components ranging from 7mm to 15mm in diameter, the latter constituting the centrally positioned garnet star, adjoined by means of orbicular 6k gold ringlets. Seven cascading rows of well-matched 'en suite' drops designed with rosette, triumvirate and lozenge motifs enhance the aesthetic beauty of this intriguing Georgian necklace, cumulatively adorned with 324 light-refractive rose-cut Bohemian garnets mounted in foil-backed closed settings, graded an enchanting 'deep-fuchsia' color and 'very good' clarity. The sensational luminescence of the tri-tiered, delicately vaulted center-star is reminiscent of the great popularity Bohemian garnets enjoyed during the affluent and highly fashionable Georgian era. This very rare and luxurious antique necklace features a concealed sliding tongue and groove clasp veiled by a floral-motif garnet-adorned plaque.

The Bohemian garnet is a unique and distinctive gemstone which was properly identified only a few decades ago when gemologists were able to determine the gemstone's characteristics and origins. From pre-historic time until the late 19th century, Bohemian garnet deposits were found only in Bohemia, predominantly in the Bohemian Highlands massif in Czechoslovakia and it was not until the end of the 19th century that 'pyrope' was imported to Europe from South Africa. Goldsmiths' workshops in Czechoslovakia had begun using Bohemian garnets during the 13th or 14th centuries whose specimens can only be found in the National Museum of Prague. In the Renaissance era, gem-cutters and engravers from Italy visited Prague and helped to improve the cutting and setting techniques of Bohemian garnets. By the early Baroque period, various objects were adorned with rose-cut garnet frames, garnet rosaries, and silver-filigreed garnets. Influenced by the Neoclassical and Biedermeier styles, finger rings featured a combination of garnets and rock crystals, citrines, agate and lapis lazuli. It was the first time for Bohemian garnets to be used in the most exquisite jewelry items accentuated by decorative details. Highly ornate bracelets inspired by Biedermeier and Baroque Revival styles remained in vogue for almost half a century. At the Great Jubilee Exhibition held in Prague in 1891, the 'Retrospective' pavilion displayed over one thousand historical Arts-and-Crafts objects immaculately ornamented with Bohemian garnets. The 'avant-garde' garnet jewelry designs introduced at that Exhibition offered simplicity of geometric form and the use of cabochon or low-faceted garnets hitherto unknown. At the turn of the century, Functionalist and Cubist periods witnessed further developments in the techniques of garnet jewelry introduced in 1908 by the Jeweler's School in Turnov and adopted a decade later by the artists of the Art Deco era. These patterns have been continuously repeated and adapted to the present time, while authentic pieces and complete parures mounted with Bohemian garnets have become rarer and more precious by the decade

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Center Stone Details
Stone:Garnet
Cut:Rose
Carat Weight: 324 Stones
Color: Deep Scarlet Red
Clarity: Very Good
Other Stones
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Item Details
Measurements: 16in(L) x 58mm(drop) x 7mm D
Weight:30.2g
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