Fabulous Edwardian Amethyst Swag Necklace
Designed with eight gorgeous purple amethysts gems set on graceful swag gold chains with asymmetrical negligée drops
This antique amethyst fringe necklace necklace is crafted in 9ct gold and fasteners with a traditional barrel clasp
This elegant pendant hangs so beautifully and is so easy to wear
- Stamped 9ct gold by barrel clasp
- Medium purple amethysts 7mm x 5mm
- Necklace 16″ (40cm) long
- It dates to around 1910
- Weight 4.2 grams
- It is in exceptional original condition.
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref 23100
- Amethyst is the most expensive and the most beautiful member of the quartz family. The colours of amethyst range from deep purple to light to light lavender. Amethyst bead jewellery has been worn by women many thousands of years B.C. It was used by the Greeks and Romans in their intaglio seal stones and ceremonial jewellery. It was favoured by the Church for their bishops’ rings and crosses. In the Victorian period most Amethyst came from Siberia, today it is also mined in Brazil and Uruguay. Amethyst looks particularly fine when mounted in yellow gold and accompanied by pearls. Amethyst was very popular in the 1940s -1950s when it was cut into large rectangular stones which were set into fabulous yellow gold bracelets and brooches. It scores 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Amethyst is one of the birthstones for February.
Care of your antique amethyst fringe necklace amethyst
The best way is with a soft toothbrush and warm soapy water. You must use a very soft brush, dip it into a bowl of warm soapy water and then very gently brush your Victorian amethyst pearl earrings. After a couple of minutes rinse each earring off under warm running water. Do this cleaning over a bowl, not in the sink, just in case something falls out. Then dry off with kitchen towel.