Your heart in my hands

Romantic garnet necklace from elements of the Biedermeier, 2020

This necklace was created in our workshop from antique jewellery elements from the Biedermeier era. The excellently crafted clasp made of reddish gold is particularly romantic. It shows two hands holding each other. This motif was already a well-known symbol for conjugal love or sincere friendship in ancient times. It is still known today in the art of goldsmithing under the term "fede", from the Italian "mani in fede" (roughly: hands in trust). The romantic symbolism is completed by a finely crafted heart medallion, which is suspended below the hands. A picture or a lock of hair can be safely stored inside. It is, the clasp, made of gold. Both elements were created in the middle of the 19th century. Our goldsmith has combined them with seven strands of hand-cut garnet beads to create a magnificent necklace. The pearls were probably cut by hand at the end of the 19th century and have an irregular shape. This has created a harmonious piece of jewellery that can serve as a perfect love gift for a special person.

From time to time it happens that we find pretty little pieces of jewellery on our forays through the antique markets, which are only fragments from larger contexts or are simply too unexciting to offer them individually. Our goldsmith is very happy about these finds and brings them back to life.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


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.