This is a beautiful Victorian era brooch/pin that has a hook on back from which one can suspend a pocket watch. It is made of 14K yellow gold(carefully acid tested). It has a stunning deep purple oval shaped amethyst at its center which is surrounded by six dainty seed pearls. The piece contains black and white enamel trim and has a petite dangle hanging from the bottom.
I just love the shield shaped design so prevalent to Victorian design. The pin closed with a "c" clasp which helps identify its age.
The oval amethyst measures about 3/8" in length. The pin/brooch has a total length of 1 3/8" including the dangle. It is about 1 1/4" wide. The piece weighs 4.49 grams. It is in good antique condition. There may be slight enamel loss to some of the black trim. Hardly noticeable. There is one tiny dark spot that could be polished out but I didn't attempt.