This is an exceptionally beautiful antique brooch with a large, brilliant, faceted, light colored amethyst in a very delicate and feminine gold filled openwork setting with ruffled border, twisted rope edging, and six lovely seed pearls. As with most natural gemstones, the amethyst has inclusions and these do not detract from the beauty of the fabulous stone that measures approximately seven eighths of an inch by five eighths of an inch. This stunning 19th century Victorian brooch is one and a quarter inches by just over an inch. It has a C-clasp and extended pin that is bent to conform to the shape of the stone. The brooch is in excellent condition with only very minor signs of age/use that are only noticeable on very close inspection and do not detract.