A Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a gift-wrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation boxA Victorian Garnet And Diamond Cross NecklaceA Victorian Garnet And Diamond Cross NecklaceA Victorian Garnet And Diamond Cross Necklace

A Victorian Garnet And Diamond Cross Necklace

A Victorian garnet and diamond cross necklace, the cross pendant consisted of six circular cabochon garnets applyed with old- and rose-cut diamond-set stars to the centres, suspended from a larger circular top of similar design, all attached to a necklace consisted of twenty-seven oval and round garnet cabochons, alternating with single-diamond-set collets to a concealed clasp, all cabochons inlaid with rose-cut diamond-set stars to the centre, set in silver and yellow gold, the cross measuring approximately 4.9 x 3.5cm, the necklace measuring approximately 43 x 0.7cm, gross weight 41.3 grams, circa 1860,

A dramatic and striking mid-nineteenth century necklace. This necklace features a chain of round-cut cabochon garnets each set with a sparkling diamond star alternating between glittering single-stone diamonds set in collets. In the centre of the necklace is suspended a wonderful cross pendant, entirely constructed from further round-cut cabochon garnets each set with a diamond star. The use of garnet and diamonds was immensely popular during the High Victorian period and this necklace reflects the ornate styles of the era.

Should you choose to make this purchase we would be delighted to send it to you in a Bentley & Skinner handmade leather case packed in a giftwrapped Bentley & Skinner black and gold presentation box. Shortly afterwards we will send you on a complimentary valuation of this item for insurance purposes for your reference and safekeeping.

No. X31276M

£19,750