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Victorian Garnet Snake Necklace by Hamilton Co. of Calcutta

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90-1-12204

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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

Established in 1803 and known as "the Tiffany of India," Hamilton Co. of Calcutta, India is a renowned jewelry and silversmithing firm, which manufactured many items for Tiffany & Co. during the late 19th century through the early 20th century. This exquisitely designed serpent, hand fabricated in 18K tri-color gold, curves with the greatest of ease around your neck. Its elaborately hand-engraved head is crowned with a glowing, deep purplish-red cabochon garnet and is set with tiny garnet eyes that keep fierce watch over the ornate heart dangle--centered with a gleaming rose-pink garnet--that symbolizes deep fidelity to a loved one. Not only is it accompanied by a custom box that perfectly fits its every curve, it also comes with a note indicating that it was a wedding present to Mother Bailey, presented to her in Calucutta in 1865. Signed "Dec 1913 LEM." Truly a most collectable treasure. Total garnet weight, 5.15 carats. Chain measures 15 inches, snake head and heart, 2 inches.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Tri-Color Gold
Length:
15 Inch Neck Length, 2 Inch Snake Head and Heart
Width:
1/2 Inch
Height:
7/16 Inch
Gram Weight:
22.8 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Maker:
Hamilton & Co of Calcutta
Center Garnet details
Cut/Shape:
Pear Cabochon Cut
Color:
Slightly Reddish Purple
Carat Weight:
4.00 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:
13.75 x 8.00 x 3.90 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

2 Round Cabochon Cut Garnets

Carat Weight:
0.25 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.
Color:
Red
Measurements:
3.00-3.10 mm

1 Oval Cabochon Cut Garnet

Carat Weight:
0.90 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.
Color:
Slightly Reddish Purple
Measurements:
6.50 x 5.50 x 2.80 mm
Total Carat Weight:
5.15

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