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Green Garnet & Pearls Edwardian 15ct Gold Wreath Pendant

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Green garnets or demantoid garnets which is the correct name were used quite a lot in Edwardian and Victorian jewellery. They were prized for their apple green colour and were sourced in Russia. After its discovery in 1868 in Russia’s Ural mountains, the demantoid rapidly proceeded to become a much desired gemstone, and was set in jewellery in the finest jeweller’s workshops in Paris, New York and St. Petersburg. First and foremost, Russia’s star jeweller Carl Faberg

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginEdwardian (1901-1914), English
Measurements0.7in (1.8cm) in diameter
ConditionVery good
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 15ct gold
ProvenanceEnglish