Garnet Cross Pendant Necklace, c1840-60
A beautiful mid-19th century garnet cross necklace. Rose cut and richly colored garnets sit in an open back pendant of gilt sterling silver. 18th and 19th century jewelers used open backs for catching light, allowing stones to glimmer. The cross measures 1 3/8" x 15/16" (3.0 x 2.3 cm). It comes with the 20", gilt silver chain on which it was worn. Or you could wear it on your favorite chain. Your necklace will be delivered to you in a nice gift box. Free USA shipping. Questions? Email anytime.