A magnificent traditional Indian sterling gilt necklace consisting of 7 circular links ,each measuring 3/4 of an inch in diameter and set with a mauve amethyst; and one large central pendant measuring 1 inch in diameter and set with an amethyst of a deeper purple than the others. The links are set with both a central amethyst bordered by 42 hand set sparkling white sapphires. The pendant has 52 hand set white sapphire stones. The links are surrounded on each side by 9 smaller links ,each 5 /16 of an inch in diameter, and each set with a small round amethyst , within a circle of 6 white sapphires. The rest of the necklace consists of 20 links holding 38 small amethysts , finished by a lobster clasp. There are 55 amethysts and 400 white sapphires of varying sizes in this necklace! The necklace is clearly stamped "925" in more than one place. It weighs 80.4 grams. The condition is excellent.