Mounted in an antique Victorian 14k yellow gold buttercup setting, two translucent deep purple amethyst cabochons add a touch of luscious color to the center of these beautiful earrings. The amethysts are highly polished and reflect like a mirror, showing gold reflections from the mounting, throughout. These antique studs are more substantial than most, measuring approx. 12mm in diameter (1 inch = 25.4mm) and weighing 4.3 grams, including their backs. The amethysts alone measure approx. 7.5mm in diameter. The mounting has been assayed as 14k gold and the earrings come with substantial gold backs to hold them firmly in place. In very good condition, the mountings have a wonderful antique patina that we have not polished. These handsome Victorian amethyst and gold earrings make a simply elegant, yet powerful, statement.