Gorgeous vintage estate 14k yellow gold pendant/brooch features a large purple amethyst, a seed pearl halo, and a pearl drop. Signed by maker Wasko (NY, NY). Beautiful open work filigree with beaded accents. Measures 1-5/8" x 1-3/8". The oval faceted purple amethyst has richly saturated color and is mounted in a multi-prong dog toothed setting with twisted gold rope border. The amethyst measures 15mm x 12mm x 7mm (6.68 carat). The 18k gold twisted rope link chain measures 22" in length with spring ring clasp. The spring ring and the jump ring are both marked "18K". Extremely well made with a nice sturdy heavy weight of 10.3 grams. The pendant can also be worn as a brooch pin, it has a generous bail on the back which is large enough to completely remove the chain, so that if you wished to wear the chain by itself, or with another pendant, you could. The brooch pin assembly has a fold over safety clasp. Hallmarked "14K" on the back of the pendant. In outstanding very well babied condition, vintage estate, no more than 50 years in age.
About the maker: Wasko Gold Products Group- (New York, New York). Advertisements found in the jewelry trade publication Jewelers Circular-Keystone from 1973 to present. Wasko boasts possibly to utilize more gold precious metal than any other American jewelry manufacturer. They have been in business since 1938. The last known JCK 1982 trade listing stated that the company was "In Limbo".
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Gemstone variety: Amethyst
Weight: 6.68 cts.
Color: 186 - medium dark bluish Purple; strong
Clarity: VVS, Eye clean 1
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