Gorgeous 9ct gold Edwardian amethyst pearl pendant.
This hand crafted Edwardian pendant is so pretty.
Set to the centre with a wonderful purple amethyst within a foliate border decorated with pretty little split pearls
This fabulous pendant looks wonderful when worn
- The pendant is 1 1/4″ (2.8cm) long including bale and 5/8″ ( 1.5cm) wide
- Amethyst 10mm x 8mm
- Tests 9ct gold
- It weighs 3.5 grams
- It dates to around 1905
- It is in excellent condition.
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated.
- Our Ref : 2384
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 Edwardian amethyst pearl pendant.
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.