Gorgeous 20kt (tested) pendant from the Georgian period. It comprises an oval claw set amethyst, surrounded by four square claw set citrines and four gold leaves. These are then set in a delicate gold wirework frame known as cannetille work. The back of the stones are enclosed, typical of the period. There is an attached bale for a chain.
The pendant dates from between 1820 and 1840. As a result of the Napoleonic Wars, precious metals and stones were rare and expensive. Jewelry was designed to have the greatest effect for the least cost so gemstones such as amethysts, citrines, topazes and aquamarines, mainly of Brazilian origin, were used, mounted in elaborate but relatively light cannetille work with gold swirls, flowers and leaves.
The pendant weighs 5 grams. It measures 1.25 inches from top to bottom (excluding the bale) and the same from left to right.
Your pendant will be securely packaged and presented in a lovely gift box. Postage and insurance are included in the price.