Pearl and Garnet Festoon Necklace
The festoon necklace became popular during the Georgian period (1714–1830s), carrying over into the Victorian era (1837–1901). Some of the more elaborate fashionable black necklaces (not meant for mourning) made during this period incorporated swags of jet beads and bohemian garnets, along with other materials, were also used.
Who can forget Wynnona Rider's iconic red dress in the 1992 Coppola Dracula? A gown so iconic it became the standard for all gothic fashion in proceeding decades. But where did the aesthetic originate? Likely from Bohemian garnet jewels and tones of the mid-19th century, this pomegranate garnet and pear number is an effortless fit.
Materials and Features: pearl, garnet gold
Age/Origin: Victorian, Bohemian, c. 1860
Measurements: 20", 26.3 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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