A stunning, large, antique drop pendant c.1900 set with a beautiful array of stones. The centre is a large, vibrant, purple paste set in a fine rim of gold, with four, natural, lilac amethysts surrounding it. Each pale amethyst is set into its own bezel with a chain of fine seed pearls connecting them all together, the bottom two chains leading to another large, natural, amethyst, this one being pear shaped. The pearl studded chains add wonderful movement to the piece and allows the pear drop to swing freely when worn.
This unique piece is in good overall condition with only a few light nibbles to the facet edges of the stones, consistent with age. There is some evidence the centre stone has been lightly glued in, which is common with this type of setting, but that is not noticeable and doesn’t affect the durability of the piece.
This is a really striking piece that is sure to have heads turn with its colour and fantastic size.
Large Amethyst and Pearl Pendant
Stones: Amethyst, pearl and paste
Centre Stone: Paste
Centre Stone Measurement: 24 x 19mm
Round and Drop Stones: Amethyst
Round Measurements: 5.5mm
Pear Measurement: 15 x 9.5mm
Metal: 9ct gold, tested