Gorgeous Edwardian pearl amethyst bracelet 9ct gold bracelet
This bracelet is set with alternating wonderful purple amethyst and creamy split pearls
Beautifully crafted in 9ct yellow gold the stones are collet set within an attractive fancy link chain
This bracelet fastens with a splendid heart padlock clap fully hallmarked 9 caret gold 1906
This charming bracelet looks stunning when worn
- 5 oval amethysts approx. 6mm x 4mm
- 6 split pearls approx. 3mm
- The bracelet is 21cm ( 8 1/4″) long.
- Links about 10mm wide
- Heart clasp 13.5mm x 22.5mm with safety chain
- Back fully hallmarked 9ct gold for Birmingham 1906 with makers initials J G & S
- Also marked 9ct on last links and padlock catch
- It weighs 16.3 grams.
- This bracelet is in excellent original condition – please study my high resolution photos that form part of the items description
- It comes in the presentation box illustrated
- our ref 23240
- 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 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.