This isa very fine example of a victorian Pendant / Brooch. It is crafted from 19K Gold and sterling silver. It features an amazing selection of old cut amethsyts with natural pearls, diamonds and enamel. It is on the very large side. It can be worn as a pendant or as a brooch, which ever you desire at the time. The center of the piece is adorned with a 8mm pearl which is drilled from the back and affixed to the center with a closed back. The top features a lovely spiral (cork screw) of gold which stems out from the flur de les crown. The crown is adorned with three seed pearls one sterling silver set diamond and a bezel set amethyst. Just under the corkscrew is a row of diamonds all prong set in sterling silver followed by a draping bow of alternating bezel set pearls and amethysts. All of which are centered by the center 8mm pearl. The bottom of the pendant - brooch is adorned with a single bezel set amethyst as the same size and cut as in the flur de les. the very bottom is a string of leaves adorned with tiny seed pearls that finish off the frame of the bow. Dangeling from the center of the bow is a blue enameled bow at the top and a flur de les in blue enamel with a pearl drop. The over all condition of this piece is truly amazing with all stones original and intact. No damage to any of the stones or the settings (please keep in mid that rosecut diamonds are never perfect when cut nor are they perfectly uniform in size). The enamel on the bottom bow is a bit worn because if the dangle and is photographed for your confirmation. The back of this piece features a large bail and a concealed pin closure. The pin is hallmarked 19K. The dangle is suspended by a loop and a hook. What an amazing georgous piece.......
Length and width: 2 1/2" x 2 1/5"
Whole pearls: Center: 8mm Bottom dangle: 9mm
Diamonds: all rose cuts 48 in total each set in prong silver measuring approximately 1- 1.25mm each
21 Amethysts 4.5mm x 4mm down to 3mm x 2mm.
Weight: 31.3 grams
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