Fabulous antique amethyst pearl necklace with seed pearl and gold chain swag.
Set to the centre with a gorgeous cushion cut purple amethysts bordered by seed pearls.
Suspended below on graceful swag gold chains three pear shaped asymmetrical negligée amethyst drops
Set to a trace-link chain set with a further two oval amethysts
The necklace is crafted in 15ct gold and fasteners with a traditional barrel clasp
This elegant necklace hangs so beautifully and looks fabulous when worn
- Central amethysts 15mm x 12mm.
- Pear shaped amethysts 1x 18mm long 2 x 12mm. 2x 8mm oval amethysts
- Necklace 14″ (35cm) long
- Tests 15ct Gold
- It dates to around 1910
- Weight 9grams
- It is in exceptional original condition.
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- Our ref 23137
- 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 birth stones for February.
Care of your antique amethyst pearl necklace
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.