18k Gold over Sterling Silver Necklace W/Garnet Heart Shaped Pendant.
18k Gold over Sterling Silver Necklace with Garnet Heart Shaped Pendant.
The King of Saxony is said to have had a garnet of over 465 carats. Plato had his portrait engraved on a garnet by a Roman engraver. Bohemia, now a part of Czechoslovakia, was once a tremendous source of garnet, and at one time, cutting, polishing, and mounting garnets was a very rich industry in that country. Many Bohemian castles and churches had magnificent interiors decorated with garnet. Bohemian garnets are famous even today, known for their small but beautiful stones set close to each other resembling a pomegranate. Garnet jewellery is still found in the Czech Republic, with the stones still arranged in the traditional, tightly joined way. This ensures that the attraction of the classical Garnet pieces is caused only by the beauty of its stones. The Anglo-Saxons were also fond of garnets. Their jewellery was set with garnets mounted in many forms.
Item Code - JEW11C19CREA
Necklace - Length: 17 3/4" [unlatched] Height: 8" [worn]
Weight: 2 g
Pendant - Width: 3/4" Height: 7/8" Depth: 1/4"
Weight: 2 g
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