Here is such a wonderful and versatile piece of jewellery that has the option to be worn as either a brooch or a pendant, and regardless of how you choose to wear it, there is no doubt that it will always be admired each time that it is worn.
Made in the Edwardian era of the early 1900's in 15 carat gold, the colour combination of pearls and amethysts works so well, and truly compliments the elegant design that is so typical of the Edwardian era.
Set with two amethysts that both have such an intense colour to them, the round one in the centre measures 1.90 carats in weight, and the pear cut at the bottom, 0.60 carats, and then there are the pearls that add such an elegance to the piece. There are nine larger pearls in the pendant and then seventy two smaller ones with a further three set into the detachable bail at the top. The time needed to obtain this many pearls that match in size would have been immense as well as just setting all of them, and adding to the beauty even further is the millgrain finish around the amethysts. This can be seen as the elegant crimping running around the edge of the setting that adds even more character to the pendant.
On the reverse side, it has been hand engraved with "AMC from AS & MS" which adds to the romantic charm of this pendant even further.
The top bail can easily be removed so when it is worn as a brooch, this part will not get in the way, and then can just as easily be put back on to be worn as a pendant. Measuring 23.2mm across by 43.3mm to the top of the bail or 32.3mm with this removed when worn as a brooch, and regardless of how it is worn, it is sure to always be appreciated for its beauty.
And then to complete the package, it comes with its original fitted box by Arthur Jack & Co which is wonderful to be able to find.
Worn as a brooch or a pendant, this piece is sure to be come a much loved and treasured family heirloom.
Antique amethyst and pearl pendant/brooch
Antique amethyst and pearl pendant/brooch made in the Edwardian era and fitted in its original box. This pendant has a detachable bail that can easily be removed when wearing it as a brooch.
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