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Parure of cabochon and faceted garnets and seed pearls, set in gilt metal. Necklace (a), brooch (b) and two pins (c and d). Seed pearls in pins only. Settings are attached together with gilt links so any combination. No stones missing.


Gift to the MFA, 1960

Credit Line

Gift from the Estate of Mary Babcock Alward

American or European, mid-19th century

Object Place

United States or Europe


22.6 x 12.5 x 1.8 cm (8 7/8 x 4 15/16 x 11/16 in.) measured with chain extended straight back from pendant

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Medium or Technique

Garnets, set in gilt metal, seed pearls


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Jewelry / Adornment, Sets