Garnet necklace

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Title

Garnet necklace

Subject

Martha Washington

Description

This garnet necklace dates to the beginning of Martha’s marriage to George Washington. It was probably part of a shipment of jewelry from London that arrived in 1759. Garnets were common among the jewelry Martha purchased in the 1750s and 1760s, as they were one of the most fashionable of gemstones at the time (image courtesy of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association).

Date

1759

Language

eng

Identifier

W-2212

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Original Format

jewelry

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How to Cite this Item

"Garnet necklace," in Martha Washington, Item #57, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/57 (accessed April 20, 2018).