This is a large medium colored amethyst set in 9 CT gold (tested). It has a hallmark that looks Austrian or French but I can't quite identify it. This measures 2 1/4 inches with the bale and measures 1 3/4 inches without the bale. There are no seed pearls missing. The bale is quite large and would accommodated strand of small pearls if you wanted to wear it that way. This pieces weighs 11.1 grams. Very beautiful.