Garnet with a difference

Dutch vintage necklace in bright gold, after 1955

Twenty-two sparkling garnets form the centres of twenty-two blossoms of warmly gleaming gold. The dark, mysterious red glow of the rose-cut gemstones wonderfully complements the sunny, soft shine of the gold: it is a summer evening stroll, an excursion along high wheat fields at dusk, on which this necklace wants to take us. The attractive necklace was handmade in the Netherlands. Its individual forms, the many small ornaments in the shape of flowers, which are composed of wires and balls of gold around the garnets, refer to the Biedermeier era. In the 1830s, such work, called cannetille, was a great fashion throughout Europe. The gold stamps and further workmanship of the necklace, however, show that it could only have been made after 1955. In the Netherlands, a lot of jewellery in historical forms or with historical borrowings was created in the second half of the 20th century. The delicacy and quality of the workmanship still justify these pieces today. This necklace is no exception: it breathes a sentimental charm and is at the same time suitable for today without any compromises.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.