Exquisite Victorian Hamilton antique pendant necklace with gorgeous amethyst and pearls
By Hamilton & Co this high quality pendant is so beautifully designed and crafted in 15ct gold
Set with a gorgeous pearl shaped amethyst drop surrounded by a foliate detail set with wonderful split pearls
Suspended from a line of split pearls with a round amethyst to the top that is attached to an integral trace link chain
It comes in it’s original tooled leather box, the silk lining is marked Hamilton & Co Ltd jeweller to HM the King Emperor
This charming necklace looks stunning when worn
- Necklace 42cm (16.5″) Long
- The pendant drop is 4.8cm (1 7/8) long and 1.7cm wide
- Amethysts – pear shaped 9.3mm x 5.5mm and round 6mm
- Fitted with a lobster clasp
- Reverse of pendant marked 15ct gold
- It weighs 4.8 grams
- It dates to around 1890
- It is in excellent condition.
- This fabulous Hamilton antique pendant necklace comes in the presentation box illustrated.
- Our Ref 23236
Hamilton & Co. was founded in 1808 when Robert Hamilton, a British citizen, moved to Calcutta and opened his Jewellery and Silversmithing shop at 5 Tank Square under license from the East India company.
Three years later, Robert Hamilton was the first English silversmith to open a shop in Old Court House street where the business remained until its closure in 1973. Henry and James Glazbrook joined the business in 1811 and new branches were opened in Bombay, Delhi and Shimla. The business quickly grew and the best artisans of the country were employed in its big workshop.
The brand’s polished silverware, with elegant lines and delicate decorations appealed the members of the British government as well as the Indian aristocracy. Soon the firm became a proper statement among European royalties, no less considered than Tiffany or Cartier.
In 1817 Robert Hamilton lost interest in the company but the business carried on thanks to new partnerships. After the independence of India in 1947 the business survived 26 years more, and it definitely closed in 1973.