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Art Nouveau Nirvana: Demantoid Garnet Pendant


Demantoid garnets are quite rare; mined in the Ural Mountains of Russia from around 1850 to the First World War, these gems were considered to be an imperial stone of the Czar Nicholas II and a favorite of Peter Carl Fabergé.

From the era of Imperialist Russia, this pendant of 14k rose gold deviates from the typical opulence with its “simple” Art Nouveau design. Sinuous plant-like forms overtake sensuous and erotic curves with a thrall of dynamic rhythm which seems alive and restless yet evokes an asymmetrical balanced harmony.

Tendrils and leaves of rose gold are set with eighteen (18) faceted round cut demantoid garnets, two green pastes (which appear original to the piece), four (4) cushion cut diamonds with an estimated total weight of .40 carats and one faceted pear shape garnet.

We have purchased a very small collection of demantoid garnet pieces so please contact us for more information or watch the website over the next few weeks.

Date: Circa 1900.

+ Measurements, Condition & More

Measurements: 1-7/8 inches (4.7 cm) in length including bale by 15/16 of an inch (2.2 cm) in width. Weight of 4.8 grams (3.1 dwt).

Hallmarks: “56” (Russian mark indicating 56 zolotniks or 14k); “AB” a maker's mark of the assayer in use. This hallmark was in use from 1898-1908.

Condition: Excellent, two green stones are pastes but appear to be original; one demantoid chipped.

Origin: Russian.

Note: Diamonds have not been removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting. All diamond weights have been approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual weights.

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