Dating to ca. 1820-1830, I am pleased to present this museum-quality, Georgian-era Siberian amethyst, pearl and 18k pendant brooch to Ruby Lane!
This is easily the most impressive and important Georgian jewel that I have acquired in the past several years. This magnificent pendant brooch features 13 Siberian amethysts ranging in size from four to eighteen carats each! The total weight of the gemstones is approx. 115 carats. These gemstones are claw- and collet-set in a substantial mounting of 18k gold with a 22k gold wash. The pendant is also set with 14 natural half-pearls of 2 mm each, and six natural pearls of 4 mm each!
Masterfully crafted, this fabulous pendant brooch is in amazing, all-original condition! This jewel measures a massive 2 3/4" x 2", and the large 18k gold bail adds another 1/2" to the length, and it weighs a whopping 32.2 grams! The pendant is surmounted by a crown wrought in repousse, and the edges are framed by elegant scrollwork. The center of the pendant also boasts pearls, cannetille and wirework in a daisy motif - simply ASTOUNDING!
All of the amethysts are claw-mounted in collets of 18k gold. These stones are free of chips or damage. This jewel retains what appears to be its original "T and C" pin clasp; I do not see any evidence of this having been added at a later date. There is also a hook at the bottom of the pendant to serve as a watch holder.
This magnificent jewel has survived the past 180 years in near-MINT condition, and is worthy of the finest collection. It looks fabulous on anything you wear it with, and is a real conversation piece! This beautiful pendant brooch will be sold with an appraisal from the GIA-certified dealer from whom I acquired it for your insurance purposes.
I cannot find words enough to describe the consummate beauty and rarity of this pendant brooch. Suffice to say, it is an heirloom-quality jewel, and its value will only appreciate over time. This jewel is likely European in origin; it has no hallmarks, but all of the stones and the gold have been tested.
If you collect the ULTIMATE in Georgian-era jewelry, this museum-worthy pendant brooch belongs in your collection! I do not expect to find another of this superb quality, workmanship and rare materials. Do not miss it!
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Item ID: 476
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