So pleased to present this exquisite Georgian Purple & Clear Diamond & Amethyst Paste Necklace !
Firmly placed in the Georgian era, it features crisp clear, and rich deep purple Paste Stones ! Really fabulous color & in size at 3.5" in length, all the pastes are foiled & close backed. Every setting of purple paste has a puffy back.
100% articulated for wonderful movement, its amazing pastes absolutely DAZZLE as they catch the light. Non-stop sparkle with this stunning antique piece ! All pastes have tested silver settings of collet (both smooth and serrated), crimped collet, and bead-set styles. The dainty bail is fleur-de-lis.
Paste stones are specially made glass with lead added so they'd take a polish well and add sparkle even more closely matching that of diamonds ! They are Not molded, but were all hand faceted by gem cutters, just the same as they faceted diamonds or sapphires....
The largest paste measures 15mm by 12mm across its face. Unmarked, it professionally tests as high silver content, most likely 800-900 silver. Weigh is 9.70 grams.
In incredible 200-years-plus condition, its foils are pristine ! There are a few very tiny minor dings to the puffy settings. Surprisingly minimal nibbles to its pastes. A small chip in the upper pear-cut paste, which I only discovered using a loupe. LOADS more sparkle than I could capture in the photos of this magnificent large pendant !
A truly wonderful Georgian piece for the Antique Jewelry Collector !
** Chain shown not included.
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GORGEOUS Georgian Purple & Clear Diamond & Amethyst Paste Silver Antique Pendant
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