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Antique Amethyst & Silver Necklace c1890

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$298.00

A bold and beautiful silver and amethyst pendant. This piece is beautifully designed, quality made and set with faceted amethysts and foiled clear pastes. All is in exceptionally fine condition. The pendant came on a sterling chain that is probably not original to it but, according to the family, has carried the pendant for years.

There are no marks. The silver has been professionally tested as being at least .900 purity and most likely sterling (.925). The large central amethyst is a doublet, a natural amethyst set atop a slice of glass or a less expensive but similar gemstone. Jewelry makers used doublets to achieve impressive size while keeping the cost down. Doublets are perfectly acceptable in historic jewelry on today's market, so long as their existence is made known. We have not dislodged the amethyst from its setting to make certain it is a doublet, but it may be.  The pendant measures 2 1/2" X 1 5/8". Just a hair under 13 grams. The chain is 18". Free Continental USA Shipping/Handling/Insurance.