Jill Garber Couture

Austro Hungarian Seed Pearl Drop Necklace

During the Georgian Period, the Austro-Hungarian Empire became a notable place to purchase some of the most finely crafted jewelry in the world. By the 1800’s, jewelers of this region began combining shimmering experimental pastes, precious and semi-precious gemstones, seed pearls and enamel into mountings crafted in fine silver with gold vermeil and elaborate filigree metalwork. This important drop necklace, with six Mother of Pearl festoons, integrates a romantic combination of rose-cut garnets, rubies, delicate seed pearls, and a variety of old pastes into divine Austro Hungarian links with a bold drop. Jill has created a wonderfully ornate chain comprised of eight antique Austro Hungarian links and ten newly-cut natural garnet cabochons. Each deep red oval garnet is exquisitely mounted within a beaded filigree frame. At the base of the chaining, an Austro Hungarian flower forms the crowning element for the glorious large drop.

• Eight fine antique Austro Hungarian filigree links of natural garnets, rubies, seed pearls, and old cut pastes
• Ten sterling silver filigree framed links containing 8 x 10 mm natural garnets
• Two 10mm and six 8mm Mother of Pearl cabochon drops
• 1.75 inch diameter Antique Austro Hungarian pendant containing natural garnets, rubies, seed pearls, and old cut pastes
• Original Antique Austro Hungarian deep red garnet clasp