Victorian (c.1890) Silver Garnet Locket and Collar
Stunning Victorian (c.1890) sterling silver collar and locket with bohemian garnet decoration. The garnets are mounted in a low carat gold setting.
Locket is in very good condition with secure opening and fastening. It has one insert for photos which currently contains an old photo.
The star patterned collar also fastens securely and is in good antique condition with slight damage to a couple of the stars (see photo).
Not hallmarked as is common with this age of jewellery (hallmarking not mandatory in the UK until 1973) but tests as sterling silver with jeweller's acids.
Length of collar 42cm plus 3cm drop for locket. Locket measures 56mm x 35mm. Total weight of lcoket and collar 53.5g.
The collar can of course be worn just as a choker without the extension and locket.
Originally purchased in the UK.