This extraordinary antique necklace comes to us in extraordinary condition from the renowned jewelry design partners Ostby and Barton.
It is delicate and feminine and lovely on the neck. Amethyst is the February birthstone, so what better Valentine's gift that this gorgeous necklace?
The company's cofounder, Engelhart Cornelius Ostby, was lost with the sinking of the Titanic, and the value of his exceptional jewelry has continued to grow due to its historical implications and the very fine quality of the jewelry.
The dazzling 10 karat yellow-gold pendant is an elegant example of Art Nouveau style, with its classic shape and graceful design.
A single faceted amethyst is prong set at the center of the tear drop shaped pendant while a demure and elegant mother-of-pearl chip dangles from the bottom.
As you can see, the bale is impressed with a mark reading "O10KB", indicative of both the gold purity and the necklace's makers.
The pendant hangs from a very delicate 14 karat yellow gold chain which is completed with a classic spring ring clasp. Both the chain and necklace have been professionally gold-tested.
We love Ostby Barton jewelry, not only for the historical aspects, but because of the design and quality.
This beauty is in spectacular condition and will definitely be a great addition to your vintage jewelry collection.
Measurements: The chain measures 15 ¼" long and 1mm wide, pendant measures 1 ¼" long (with bale) and ¼" wide. Weight: 1.5 grams