DescriptionGeorgian Garnet, Pearl, Gold Parure
The suite includes a necklace composed of faceted garnet beads measuring 3.00 to 5.00 mm, enhanced by oval-shaped table-cut garnets measuring 12.00 x 10.00 mm and 13.00 x 7.50 mm, further enhanced by round-shaped table-cut garnets measuring 5.00 mm, accented by half pearls measuring 2.00 to 2.50 mm; together with a bracelet featuring an emerald-shaped table-cut garnet measuring 18.00 x 13.00 mm, enhanced by octagon-shaped table-cut garnets measuring 17.00 x 13.00 mm, accented by half pearls measuring 2.00 - 4.00 mm; a brooch featuring an emerald-shaped table-cut garnet measuring 15.00 x 9.00 mm, enhanced by octagon-shaped table-cut garnets measuring 12.00 x 9.00 mm, accented by half pearls measuring 3.00 mm to 3.50 mm; earrings featuring oval-shaped table-cut garnets measuring 13.00 x 8.00 mm and 9.00 x 7.00 mm, enhanced by half pearls measuring 2.00 to 3.00 mm, all set in at least 14k gold, circa 1780 - 1820. Gross weight 122.20 grams.
Necklace Length: 15 inches
Bracelet Length: 6 inches
Brooch Dimensions: 1-3/4 inches x 2-1/8 inches
Earring Dimensions: 1-5/8 inches x 1/2 inch
*Note: earrings are designed for non-pierced ears
Property of a Philadelphia Collector
Note: One of the most desirable gemstones of Georgian day jewelry was the garnet. Table-cut garnets were set with foil backs to enhance their color and brilliance. These types of pieces were usually sold in parures, or sets, and were much in demand in the 18th and early 19th century. They were affordable, enhanced almost every complexion and were very attractive on young women. See Georgian Jewellery 1714 - 1830, Ginny Redington Dawes with Olivia Collings, Antiques Collector's Club, 2007.
Gem Type: Garnet
Gem Average Clarity: Good
Gem Shape: Emerald-cut, Round-cut, Oval-shaped, Octagon-shaped, Faceted bead
Gem Count: 100+
Overall Condition: Good
Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
Pearl Shape: Round
Pearl Color: White
Pearl Size: 2.00 - 4.00 mm
Notes: The earrings are completed by later added screwbacks. The weights of the garnets could not be estimated due to the nature of the setting. Accompanied by an extra bead and a jewelry case.
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