ITEM: Large carved amethyst & rose quartz bead necklace dating to the 1920's.
COMPOSITION: Sterling Silver
GEM: Amethyst (10) carved beads measuring approximately 15 mm each. Rose Quartz (12) measuring approximately 15 mm each. Rose Quartz measuring 41 X 29 mm.
CONDITION: Estate Item, very good.
WEIGHT: 100.4 Grams
COMMENTS: This intriguing necklace dates to the 1920's Art Deco era. It features large sized hand carved amethyst and rose quartz beads. Because of the nature of hand crafting all of the beads vary slightly. The clasp is also set with a generously sized rose quartz carving. The beads have faceted glass spacers and three of those are missing. There may be some stretch to the chain or this could be the way the necklace was made. It lays nicely when worn and the decorative clasp can be turned to the front, back or even side. The findings were originally gold washed but that has mostly worn away with age. This necklace is pictured as we received it. Cleaning & polishing are available by request prior to shipping.
Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worth love. Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It is also the stone of love in marriage. When worn in jewelry the wearer feels a sense of self-worth.
Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception. The amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones. It is also used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.
The amethyst is known as the Bishop's Stone and is still worn by Catholic Bishops. The amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. It is thought the amethyst is the perfect stone to symbolize The Age of Aquarius.