The gorgeous pendeloque cut faceted Amethyst is large at a full 1 inch long set in a nicely detailed hand crafted 9 carat pink gold mount. The finished piece is 1.75 inches long X .50 inch wide. It came to us without a chain and we've paired it to hang from a pretty Belcher link chain of the same period measuring approx 18.5 inches closed with a tongue and groove tube clasp.
The pendeloque cut was popular in the just earlier Georgian period as were these belcher link chains. Amethyst was a favorite gemstone of the romantic Victorian era.
The chain attaches to a hook at the back of the pendant so it can also be used on other antique pieces --- but these early hand crafted Belcher chains are also lovely worn alone on a bare neck. It measures approximately 2.5mm in width/depth.
CONDITION: In overall fine antique condition exhibiting only age appropriate wear. The Amethyst is well cut, of medium deep intensity with good clarity. It equates to approximately 10 carats by gauge and formula. Chain is marked but cannot be captured photographically. Both the chain and pendant have been acid tested to confirm 9 carat purity. Weight by scale (finished) 7 gram. 19th Century Victorian, of British origin.
Our fine gold jewelry is always beautifully presented and shipped at no charge to our clients.
This is simple, elegant - and impressive!