Stunning 18ct gold vintage amethyst and pearl cluster ring.
Set to the centre with a very pretty purple mauve amethyst
This is surrounded by a halo of 12 gorgeous creamy white pearls
The amethysts and and split pearls are collet set in 18ct yellow gold leasing to a thick shank
The high quality ring is designed in the Victorian style
This beautiful vintage amethyst pearl ring is so comfortable and very flattering when worn
The amethyst is 8mm x 6mm
12 approx. 2.6mm pearls
The head is 16mm x 13.5 mm
It stands 4.5 mm proud of the shank
Stamped 18ct gold
The size is O 1/2 (UK) 71/2(us) it would easily re size
This Victorian style ring dates to the 1980s
It weighs an impressive 6.8 grams
This vintage amethyst pearl ring comes in the presentation box illustrated
It is in excellent condition
Our ref: 23212 For more information phone Paula 07949058591
- 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.