Fantastic antique Art Nouveau Edwardian 14k bloomed yellow gold 3.2 carats purple amethyst cuff links, appropriate for a man or woman, unisex. Ornate scroll and bead work design. Each link measures 11/16" x 5/8" and has bean shaped push through the cuff style studs. Each weighs 4.9 grams, 9.8 gram total weight. The oval faceted genuine amethysts have wonderful well saturated color and measure 9.5mm x 7mm x 4.5mm (1.60 carat each, 3.20 carat total weight). In excellent very well cared for condition, circa 1910. Amethyst is the birth stone for the month of February.
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Gemstone variety: Amethyst
Weight: 1.60 cts.
Color: 186 - medium dark bluish Purple; strong
Clarity: SI1, Slightly included 1
We use GIA diamond and colored stone grading standards as well as subscribing to Gemval reference guide services. We are GIA certified in Diamonds, Diamond Grading, Colored Stones, and Gem Identification.
"BLOOMED GOLD"- The frosted finish or satin finish of bloomed gold is the result of bathing the gold in acid. This finishing technique is typically seen on turn of the century Victorian and Edwardian jewelry, although it dates back to its original use in the mid 1800s. The recipe involved boiling the gold in a mixture of salt, water, hydrochloric (muriatic) acid, and salt petre (potassium nitrate). The process created extremely tiny scarring in the surface of the gold which left a matte finish resembling peach skin- and referred to as "bloomed-gold". The finish was also used on only portions of a piece of jewelry, creating a dramatic contrast to a highly polished background or foreground.
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