An extraordinary, very fine Victorian Jewelry Set dating to circa: 1870. The Set consists of an Amethyst Brooch and matching Amethyst Earrings; set in 14K Gold with Pearls and Black Enamel.
The two long, dangly French wire pierced Earrings are set with a large round faceted Amethyst with a gold star and small white pearl set in the middle. The outer mounting has an open-work filigree design. Beneath is lovely gold fringe in an elongated V-shape, that moves along with the heady.
The antique 14K Gold and Amethyst Earrings are absolutely stunning! They measure approximately 3 1/4" wide x 2 5/16" in length (from the top of the wire to the bottom of the bead of the longest fringe). The prong mounted Amethyst measures approximately 1/2 in diameter (including the overlapping prongs). The large Amethyst Brooch matches the design of the Earrings but with two additional good size Amethyst stones flanking the center Amethyst.The center star has touches of Black Enamel and there is a Black Enamel motif around the inner mounting. The bottom of the Brooch has a section of dangly Gold Fringe that sways when moving.
The Brooch measures: 1 9/16" across x 2 11/16" from the top of the gold ball to the base of the longest fringe. Like the Earrings, the center Amethyst measures approximately 1/2 in diameter (including the overlapping prongs). The two smaller Amethysts on either side are faceted and prong mounted. They measure approximately 1/4 in diameter, including the overlapping prongs.
The Amethysts are a rich purple and all matching. The central Amethysts picks of light from the back and front facets, making them sparkle from the inside out. The Pearl set atop the gold star completes the design. The gold Fringe was popular in the 19th Century and unusual to find it still in tact. This is an exceptional Antique Pin and Earrings Set.
Do note that the Brooch could be easily converted to an Amethyst Pendant via a jewelry adding links and chains to the filigree. The Set is in very fine condition with two slightly extended small gold curls (located on one Earring and on the Brooch) and a safety clasp added at some time (marked 14K) with a built-in locking lever. The Brooch and Earrings were assayed to confirm their carat at 14K Gold. Also areas of tarnish (patina) are a normal part of age. Both the Antique Amethyst Gold Brooch (Pin) and the pair of Antique Amethyst and Gold Earrings shows very well in the photographs.They are just as beautiful in person. The photographs were taken with and without a camera flash.
For International sales and sales within the U. NOTE: if the item is received damaged, we are to be notified within 24 hours of receiving. Please note though our items are well described, it is not possible to note every minute blemish, although we make every effort to do so. The item "Victorian BROOCH & EARRING SET 14K GOLD, Amethysts, Pearls, Black Enamel (4X10)" is in sale since Wednesday, May 14, 2014. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Sets".
The seller is "hwantiques" and is located in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.