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  • Garnet pendant with chain
Wine-red to red-violet, almandine was already being used for jewelry by the ancient Greeks and... more
Product information "SPARKLING LOVE"

Wine-red to red-violet, almandine was already being used for jewelry by the ancient Greeks and Romans, but also in the Middle Ages.

Almandine has remained popular throughout the ages. They were particularly fashionable in the late 18th and 19th centuries. 

They were used to make parures or set in mourning and friendship jewelry.

It was mainly the middle classes who wore garnet jewelry at that time. In the 19th century, almandines were often cut into cabochons and were then called carbuncle stones. 

In fairy tales, carbuncle refers to a fiery red gemstone with the power to make the wearer invisible.

This beautiful antique and very rare piece of jewelry consists of a breathtaking garnet pendant and a very long garnet necklace. 

Each individual almandine was painstakingly threaded and knotted by hand.

The high-quality setting is adorned with alternating precious almandines and delicate freshwater pearls.

This beautiful antique piece of jewelry is tombac gold-plated and dates from the Biedermeier period around 1840.

It is a particularly beautiful piece of jewelry that is ideal for traditional costumes as well as evening wear.

The extra-long, elegant chain allows you to wear the pendant in different lengths.

Whether you choose a single, double or even triple chain, the piece of jewelry will look gorgeous.

Provenance: probably Germany around 1880/90

Material:    tombac gold-plated, almandine, freshwater pearls, extra long garnet chain

Dimensions in cm:  Pendant with loop: 6 Pendant: 4.7 x 4 Total length of the chain: approx. 85

You will receive our pieces of jewelry ready for gifting with expertise.

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