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Etruscan Revival Garnet Swag Necklace

$7,600.00

Etruscan Revival Garnet Swag Necklace

$7,600.00


Description

DATE: Etruscan Revival, c.1865

This superb antique swag necklace was made in the 1860s, crafted in the Etruscan Revival style. The three main drops - each set with a bright garnet cabochon - feature applied ropework details and flexible gold fringes. They hang from a snake link chain, with further chain drapes between the central and outer drops. It's modelled in 15 karat gold throughout; offered in it's gorgeous original presentation box.

The Etruscan Revivalist movement began in the mid 19th Century, inspired by jewellery discovered in excavations of ancient tombs in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The intricate goldwork of these finds enchanted both the working jewellers and the high society of the time, indeed it took a over a decade for jewellers re-learn the techniques used by their ancient counterparts.

STONES 

Natural Garnet Cabochons - 10.8mm to 10.0mm diameter

MEASUREMENTS 

Wearable Length: 15 inches

Central drop: 4.0 x 2.0cm

WEIGHT 

16.4g

MARKS 

No marks present, tests as 15k gold

CONDITION 

Very good

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