Stunning in its' elegance, this is a fine gold and gemstone Victorian, Etruscan revival, brooch. Features a large, oval, rose cut, light colored amethyst gemstone which is raised up in the center with seed pearls encircling it around its' base. It is bezel set in a custom 14K gold frame which has rows and rows of extremely fine, very tight, Etruscan rope detailing. Etruscan gold beading is also seen on either side of the amethyst pearl area. Stamped 14k.
Very good - excellent antique condition. Amethyst stone is beautiful! Pinback has been expertly replaced at some point in time. There is a small gap seen in the bezel around the edge of the amethyst setting. It looks to be a spot which had split and then widened at that place. It is secure, the stone is set there tightly and it does not affect the beauty or function of the brooch at all.
Measures 1~5/8" across x 1~1/8" long
Weighs 8.8 grams