This is a lovely vintage brooch. It is sterling silver. There are three layers. The bottom and middle are set with tiny marcasites. The top most is a large faceted genuine amethyst stone. The closure is a safety roll over clasp. There is a slight bend to the pin stem but functions fine. Size is 7/8 inches in width by 1 1/2 inches in length.
Amethyst is a crystalline quartz stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober mind. It is named from a Greek word meaning " without drunkenness" and believed to protect one from poison. Also promotes calm, balance and peace.
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