Nicholas II 14K Rose Gold and Demantoid Garnet Pin/Pendant
Item No. DAO0501031
A 14K rose gold Russian Nicholas II demantoid garnet pendant with a removable pin stem and collapsible C-catch. Shown on this pretty rose gold Belcher chain. Russian,circa 1910.
The most valuable of garnets, demantoid is a variety of andradite garnet and is characterized by its transparent green color that ranges from lime to emerald to olive. It was discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia in 1868 and became exceptionally popular in Edwardian jewelry at the turn of the twentieth century. Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January.
Pendant contains ninety-five round, oval and pear-shaped yellowish-green demantoid garnets with a total estimated carat weight of 9.74 carats.
3 1/2" x 2 3/8", with a 1/2" bead-set demantoid garnet bale
Full Russian hallmarks for 14k gold, dating the piece to circa 1910