Today I am selling an unusual Austro Hungarian amethyst and pearl bracelet. Four panels feature large, oval, flat topped swirled amethyst quartz stones bezel set into gold washed silver settings. On either side of the amethysts are six small settings that stick out like tendrils, each set with a purple rhinestone. Both ends of the amethysts have irregularly shaped pearls (possibly faux), also set into bezel setting. The panels are connected to each other by two oval jump rings. The tongue clasp is in good working order and disguised under a round amethyst stone bezel set in a rope bordered setting. It is hallmarked on the tongue clasp: one stamp is the Austrian assay mark for 750 silver and the other stamp is 'KO', probably a makers mark.
CONDITION: Excellent for its age. No stones or pearls are missing. Light scratches to the pearls and some of the purple rhinestones have darkened slightly. Two of the oval connecting jump rings are replacements. There are loops under the pearls, but I don't know if they were ever connected together. Tarnish and discoloration to the gold washed silver.
CIRCA: 1900s to 1910s
MEASUREMENTS: about 7 1/4 inches long and 1 inch wide (including extended rhinestone settings)