Stunningly pretty all original Amethyst and Pearl brooch dating to the Georgian to early Victorian era.
Crafted from rose gold testing to around 12ct and centring the most beautiful round faceted Amethyst in cut down collet setting to halo of twelve half Pearls which are creamy white (whiter than our photos show), all original and would be natural Pearls given its age. The Pearls are also set in individual cut down collet settings.
The Amethyst is closed back in a domed gold setting to the back and quite probably also foil backed as per its early era, no signs of foil deterioration can be seen, the colour is stunning and a medium purple exhibiting shards of pinks also.
To the rear is a loop which at the moment has an attached safety chain and pin, a jeweller could easily craft or find an ’S’ hook and slip onto this loop thus enabling this brooch also to be worn as a pendant.
Original ‘C’ clasp and pin which fastens securely.
1 @ approx 3.5ct
11.70 mm in diameter
Half Pearl x 12
Approx 4.5mm each
Tested to approx 12ct
Very very good antique condition. Pearls are all original and given the age of this piece probably natural not cultured. All Pearls in lovely condition with no loss to nacre, creamy white and no signs of replacements or re-gluing.
Amethyst has no chips or significant marks, tiny miniscule mark seen on table facet under x10 loupe magnification only. Lovely and early brooch.