Quality Handmade Chain Measuring 31 Inches Long Including Tassels:

Slide Chain Victorian
Amethyst handmade slide chain
4068

This is a chain from Charlotte, North Carolina. The Chainwork that is handmade in not like a handmade spoon or wedding band … it is really a work of art. It was very difficult and time consuming to make chainwork in the 18th and 19th Centuries, this necklace is circa dated to 1880. Every link was made by hand and each link hand soldered. This ingenious method makes the chain so that it cannot twist when worn. Only the master goldsmiths made chains and they were very expensive to have made. This chain measures 31 inches long and 5 mm wide. The chain work is 9 karat gold and the slide holding the Amethyst is 15 karat gold. The hand cut Amethyst is 5 carat of gemstone.

This is the legend of the Amethyst: Amethyst is a stone steeped in ancient Thmagic. The name is derived from a Greek word meaning "not to intoxicate". In Greek myth, the God Bacchus angered by goddess Diana, decided to take revenge by having the next person he saw devoured by tigers. A beautiful maiden named Amethyst was the first to cross his path. She called upon Diana for protection, and to save her, Diana turned her to a hard, clear stone. Bacchus came to regret his deed, and in despair poured his favorite beverage, a nice purple grape wine over the clear stone statue that Amethyst had become. The color was absorbed by the stone, and became permanently purple. Because of this story, the legend that amethyst would prevent intoxication began centuries ago, and continues today.
In the Victorian/Civil War time period, amethyst is said to aid in bringing serenity, calming one’s mind and gaining inner peace. It has long been a symbol of many religions for peace, purity and unification.

The Amethyst is set into a slide which is 15 karat gold and is 7.5 carats in weight. The necklace is in excellent condition beautiful to wear.

Price: $595.00