Harmony and balance in design can make the difference between an average piece of jewelry and the outstanding.
Similar to a Holbeineque motif, two glowing foiled pyrope garnet take on the hue of a heady glass of wine.
Natural half saltwater pearls decorate the border with lustrous creamy hues. At each of the cardinal points, a larger one rests, then smaller size diameters pearls lie between.
The original surmount sends out curlicues of gold and is topped with another round cabochon garnet. Yellow gold of 18k allows the sumptuous pearls and garnets to be at their most vibrant.
Victorian and dating to circa 1870, these could be straight from the pages of a book on the history of jewelry.