An incredible 35 carat pear cut amethyst showcases in this vintage 9ct gold large pendant that comes complete with a classic gold curb chain. An iconic and glamorous example of 1970s cocktail jewellery!
The amethyst is beautifully faceted with a raised flat table on the front and a high point at the back. It is claw set into an elegant cathedral mount, golden arches hold the stone high giving it a distinctive profile and creating a very tall basket to display the stunning amethyst. The stone is a beautifully rich deep purple colour radiating flashes of pale lilac.
A slim fan shaped bale and an elegant 16" (41cm) 9ct gold curb chain completes this fabulous necklace that is iconic of an era! A perfect fine jewellery gift for the fashionista and ready to wear right out of the box! The regal amethyst represents serenity and grace and it is the is the birthstone for February.
MATERIALS: 9ct yellow gold throughout
GEMSTONE: natural amethyst, Presidium tested, measured in the setting 28x20mm and 13.4mm deep, total carat weight roughly 35.5 carats
MEASUREMENTS: pendant approx. 1-1/2" (3.6cm) tall including bale, 5/8" (2cm) wide, 5/8" (1.6cm) deep. Chain 16" (41cm) length, 2.15mm wide
WEIGHT: 14.8 grams total, pendant 10.4 grams, chain 4.4 grams
HALLMARKS: pendant stamped '9-375' on both sides at the base, stamped '5', 'E' and '375' on bale. Chain stamped 9-375' on one end ring, stamped ''R.G.S', 'leopards head' for London, date letter 'A' for 1975' on the other end ring and stamped '9ct' on clasp
DATE: 1970s, mid century
CONDITION: In very, very good condition showing expected signs of age and minor wear and the stone free of chips. There are no flaws noted, the necklace looks to have been worn with care. The chain is fairly thick gauge with the links solid so it is heavy duty enough to support the weight of the large pendant. For a longer video visit this pendant on our website here https://mercymadge.com/products/vintage-9ct-gold-huge-pear-cut-amethyst-42811
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