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Georgian Engraved Belcher Chain with Garnet Clasp

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90-1-12360

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Luxe and oh-so-lovely, the brightly burnished gold links of this 48-inch Georgian-era Belcher chain are finely textured and embellished all over with tiny stars. The pièce-de-résistance? The clasp, a miniature work of art unto itself, it is a masterpiece of cannetille work, with small coils, scrolls, beehives, and granulation forming a barrel shape that is adorned with three glowing, claret-red cabochon garnets and one glass cabochon. Too pretty to be relegated to the back of your neck, it makes a stunning focal piece when placed to the front, whether worn full length or doubled. Flat-out fabulous! Total weight for three garnets, 3.00 carats. Hand fabricated in 15ct. gold.

Details

Materials:
15 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
48 Inch
Width:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
80.1 Grams
Period:
Georgian
Center Garnet details
Cut/Shape:
Oval Cabochon Cut
Color:
Reddish Purple
Carat Weight:
3.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
8.00 x 5.30 x 2.51 mm

Georgian Jewelry

True antiques, Georgian jewels are the earliest pieces in our collection. Lovely foil-backed stones in mixed-metal settings were made to shine by candlelight over dinner and in the drawing rooms of their genteel wearers. Many pieces were made in memory of loved ones or as “memento mori”—literal reminders of mortality that Georgians saw as sophisticated, rather than morbid. While the delicacy of Georgian era settings has been replaced by more modern methods, the cuts and styles have continued to fascinate jewelry lovers.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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