Antique Australian 9ct Rose Gold Amethyst Lavaliere Circa 1910 By Willis and Sons

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Superb antique Australian piece by Willis and Sons circa 1910.

Crafted from 9ct rose gold and modelled as an articulated Lavaliere and set with various cuts of stunning Amethysts.

Suspended by the 9ct original trace chain - which bears a cartouche bearing Willis hallmark - are two curved knife edge bars to which is set two oval and two round beautiful faceted Amethysts.
These supporting bars then join to the central oval faceted Amethyst which weighs approximately 7.5ct, and suspended below this principal Amethyst is another knife edge bar  to which is set a round faceted Amethyst and finally a stunning pear-cut Amethyst.

The Amethysts have been chosen carefully, over 100 years ago, to ‘match’ each other in their various hues.  Each symmetrical matches perfectly, and the pear-cut is every so slightly darker in hue, the effect is stunning.

Measuring a generous 48cm around the neck.

In excellent antique condition this very collectible antique Australian necklace is a must for the serious collector or Amethyst enthusiast.

1 @ approximately 15 x 12 x 8mm or 7.5ct
2 @ approximately 8 x 5 x 4mm or 0.85ct each
2 @ approximately 4 x 3mm or 0.20ct each
1 @ approximately 6 x 3mm or 0.52ct
1 @ approximately 8.5 x 5.5 x 5mm or 1.00ct
Total estimated weight 11.0ct

48cm Length
Drop 7cm from top side Amethysts

5.3 Grams

‘9 W’ For Willis and Sons

Very good to excellent antique condition.  No chips or abrasions to any Amethyst or any facets.  Natural inclusion seen only under loupe, beautiful coloured Amethysts.  All claws original, present, and secure.  Clasp original, very secure and also marked 9ct.  Stunningly good antique Australian piece of jewellery.


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