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Georgian Red Paste Rivière


This vibrant Georgian rivière dates to the early 19th century. The riviére, an endless collar of gems fastened with a concealed clasp, was at the height of fashion in the mid to late Georgian period. This pinchbeck necklace is composed of fiery flat-cut red paste set in crimped collets with closed backs.


  • Materials

    pinchbeck, flat cut oval and round pastes

  • Age

    c. 1810

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    14 1/2" length

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Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.

RelatedHistory Lesson

Paste:hand-cut glass jewelry

The art of transforming glass into gemstones.