Radiant Raspberries : Early Australian Necklet with Hot Pink Garnet Doublets in 9ct Gold


Fizzing with hot pink sparkle energy, this is one of the most vibrant early Australian jewels I’ve had the pleasure to present. The colours of the gemstones are not subtle at all, they are all slightly different tones of punchy hot pink and sparkle most mischievously. A very contemporary looking antique piece.

Un-hallmarked but in the style of early Australian jewellery from the early 1900s, it is most likely this piece is Australian in origin. Garnet topped doublets were used extensively in Australian jewellery of this period to compensate with the lack of gemstone options available. The top of each gem is a slice of garnet, fused with coloured glass below. Garnet topped doublets come in every colour under the rainbow, and in this case they are an explosive hot pink.

Made in 9ct gold throughout, each stone is held in a coronet setting, attached to a knife edge bar of gold. The bottom pear shaped stone dangles freely beneath the centre, accented with a small seed pearl in a lozenge of gold.

This feels very much like a party jewel, but depending on your style it could be your signature piece 💖

Unhallmarked, but made in 9ct gold. The gold content has been verified by XRF test.

The round garnet topped doublets have a diameter of 6.7mm each.
The pear shaped gem measures 10.5mm x 5.86mm

The necklet is 44cm long and fastens with a 9ct barrel clasp.

The necklet has a drop of 39mm.
Weighs 4.39 grams.

In very good antique condition with signs of wear commensurate with age and use.
Ready for immediate and everyday wear.



This early Australian necklet in 9ct gold is a blaze of sparkling hot pink, courtesy of the four garnet topped doublet gemstones. Dating to the early 1900’s circa 1910, this necklet is unmarked but likely Australian in origin. Fastens with a 9ct barrel clasp.

The necklet has a drop of 39mm.
44cm long.
Weighs 4.39 grams.