Edwardian ease

Delicate necklace with almandine garnets & pearls in gold, Great Britain circa 1910

In the last third of the 19th century, heavy, solid forms still dominated jewelry fashion: large medallions, massive bangles and richly decorated necklaces with wide chains. As the turn of the century approached, this changed and fashion tended towards ever lighter, more delicate designs. So-called. Knife bars of gold, visible from above only as fine lines, combine in the jewelry of this period to create ethereal designs. Those for the day show a trimming of pearls and colored stones, as does the necklace here. Seven cherry red, variously faceted almandine garnets are set in the present necklace, which exemplifies this jewelry fashion. In between, small seed pearls cut in half occupy dainty leaf shapes and gold bars. The three pendulums below the centerpiece are hinged, allowing them to adjust to the movements of their wearer. A fine gold link chain connects to the side. According to its design and hallmarks, the jewelry was created in Great Britain. We discovered it in London.

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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.