Antique Victorian 14K Gold Amethyst Seed Pearl Pendant Vintage Estate SO Pretty! This antique Victorian era rose gold, amethyst and seed pearl pendant is really lovely. The faceted amethyst gem at the center is a gorgeous, sparkling shade of purple and is prong-set like a crown. Protruding from the prongs are 14 small pearls that set off the amethyst, framing it like a painting and giving the piece a wonderful outline against skin or fabric when you wear it.
Simply Exquisite and So Pretty! The pendant measures about 1-1/8 tall, including the bail. It is about 13/16" wide by about 3/8" deep and weighs 5 grams. The amethyst itself measures about 3/4" (19 mm) by about 9/16" (14.28 mm) by 3/8 deep (9.5 mm) so weighs at least 13 carats (approximately). It is not marked but acid tests for 14 karat gold (guaranteed).
Some of the pearls may have been replaced over time as they do not all match exactly in size or color. And on close inspection from the sides, I note on some of them, the pin heads are visible towards the outside of the pearls where they were attached to the rim with pins while on others, there is a whitish substance in the recesses (presumably glue of some kind).
In any case the pearls all appear secure and in no danger of coming off. Any minor differences are not at all glaring or distracting when the piece is being worn. And apart from them, the pendant is in Very Good vintage condition with dirt, surface scratches and considerable patina/tarnish on the gold consistent with its age - over a century. Charming and romantic, this antique piece would make a terrific gift, although I doubt you will want to part with it, and will come to you in a gift box, just in case.
In spite of its minor pearl flaws, this is a lovely and elegant Victorian 14 karat gold, amethyst and seed pearl pendant to add to your collection! Please see our other listings for more great vintage jewelry. Both methods include gift box.
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The seller is "momandpopcybershop" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.