Estate 14k Gold Pearl Antique Garnet Bracelet Bohemian Vintage Hollywood Glamor
This gorgeous Estate piece has been in the same family for generations and it’s our pleasure to bring in to you! The Bracelet Features- Sixty (60)- 7.75 to 8mm old luminescent Saltwater Cultured Pearls, individually knotted in 3 rows of twenty separated by 14K gold spacers. The stunning Triple Tier Oval Garnet Clasp is an original late 19th Century Family Heirloom Bohemian Brooch that was the inspiration when this piece was custom designed, crafted and assembled c. The bracelet boasts fine old quality gold work with excellent integration of the clasp and pearls. It’s well secured with a large curved 14k Tab Insert and nicely done oval mounting/clasp which is Hallmarked- “14K”. This classic couture combines overall quality, great size and a flawless design that to this day would still be regarded as highly desirable and a veritable showstopper! The piece measures- (all approximate) – 7″ overall and 6.35″ when clasped. The Clasp is- 1.15 x. The pearls are 1 across and the piece weighs in at 40 grams in total. The large old oval cut bezel set Garnet measures- 16mm x 8mm and is surrounded by- (22) 1.5mm stones, that are surrounded by- (27) 2mm stones. All the small gems are rose cut, prong set with a peek-a-boo back. These 50 (fifty) fabulous Garnet stones total approximately- 5.25 in total carat weight. The intricate original setting for the garnets is done in either- gold vermeil, garnet gold or a combination. (didn’t feel it worth potentially slightly marring or disturbing the finish in order to test). The Bohemian Garnets are a deep red that will light up, in bright light. (btw, if the length is a tad short – it’d be well worth having a spacer added). These gorgeous well matched creamy Pearls have a slight gold hue with blush overtones. Hey exhibit a’chameleon effect’ depending on lighting and. All the photos were taken in low to high natural light w/o a flash and used light backgrounds to highlight the detail and the dramatic nuances of these pearls. They have a lovely luster and emit a rich patina that only comes with time. Their appearance blends beautifully with the 125 year old clasp- (only a good estate jeweler or your accountant would know for sure, as 19th Century Natural Pearls would surely fall w/i new car price range:-). We did elicit a second opinion from our local estate gemologist who measured the average nacre thickness from- 0.6 – 0.8mm. He confirmed the overall very good quality of these pearls with apt consideration given to- age, use and earlier cultivation methods. He (duly) noted the difficulty in using modern grading criteria and terminology in accessing older pieces. The detailed condition report and the enlargeable photos should tell the rest. The overall condition is very good and commensurate with age and use. All appears complete and intact w/ no major issues. As usual we barely dusted, opting to leave the appearance to the new owner’s preferences. The 14K gold all shows a nice medium patina, that blends well, but some might desire a newer look. Noted what appears to be some gold finish loss around the lower tier of garnets and fairly heavy patina to the top tiers. The garnets all appear in great condition. With magnification- noted a few of the old prongs were slightly bent. The back of the oval closure was smartly designed with open ends that allows (high) light to permeate even the big center stone. The pearls range from very slight to moderate (inherent and age related) surface variations. With the naked eye few of these imperfection are noticable. Noted some of the holes have slightly widened over the years. Noted slight dirt/dust/tarnish in some deep crevices – could probably benefit from a good overall cleaning- though currently very lovely and quite presentable. We highly recommend cleaning pearls with only solutions designed specifically for pearls or please consult your local expert familiar with cleaning estate jewelry. Ultrasonic cleaners are not recommended for pearls. If you’ve not shopped with us before – we take pride listing unique vintage items while providing a great overall experience. Extra care is taken with every Piece to be as accurate as possible with multiple large clear photo, and complete descriptions. (may interest- victorian, edwardian, deco, georgian, tiffany, 18k, 22k, 10k, silver, sterling, runway, chunky, celebrity, haute juicy couture, diamond, ruby, south seas, akoya, wedding, bridal, bride, queen, film star, joan crawford, bette davis, liz taylor, jean Harlow, starlet, glam). The item “ESTATE 14K GOLD PEARL ANTIQUE GARNET BRACELET BOHEMIAN VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD GLAMOR” is in sale since Tuesday, December 18, 2012. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Bracelets”. The seller is “est8ofmind” and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Metal: Yellow Gold
- Metal Purity: 14k (stamped & tested)
- Main Stone: Saltwater Cultured Pearls
- Style: Old Hollywood Glamour, Victorian, Bohemian
- Item: 14k Triple Strand Pearl & Garnet Bracelet
- Triple Tier Clasp: Antique Bohemian Garnet