Rich in style and history, this elegant double drop garnet pendant was inspired by an antique brooch in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. The original brooch was made in England in the form of an openwork floral spray of pinchbeck, the leaves set with garnets and the flowers with half-pearls. Pinchbeck is a form of brass (copper and zinc) mixed so that it closely resembles gold in appearance. Known as "poor man's" gold, pinchbeck was very popular in 18th-century England. A modern interpretation, this pendant is crafted of sterling silver and garnets.
- Pendant with garnet stones
- Sterling silver
- 1 1/2"L
- Polish with a soft non-abrasive dry cloth
- WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
Please note: Chain is not included.
Precious and semiprecious stones were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today. Yet some of the most attractive items were what we would call costume jewelry and were valued entirely for their aesthetic appeal.