Tombak is a high-copper brass alloy with a minimum of 72% copper and a maximum of 28% zinc. The higher the zinc content, the harder the alloys become. Their colour also becomes lighter and shifts from red to golden yellow to light yellow to silver. If tombac occurs in its silver variant, it is also called "white tombac" or "nickel silver".
Splendid antique necklace with deep red garnet stones, late 19th century. The necklace consists of star-shaped elements arranged in a course. These are set with cut deep red garnet stones, which are held by lobes. The backs are closed. The centre consists of three stars enclosed by crescents. Attached to them are elements that probably represent shooting stars. Box lock set with garnet stones and safety chain. Probably made in Bohemia between 1880 and 1900. Condition very good, all stones present. Absolutely rare!
Measures & Details
- length 45 cm
- max. width of the elements 4,2 cm
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