G401 Amethyst Gemstone Earring set in 18 karat Gold:


The settings are handmade of 18 karat yellow Gold in a style call crown setting with 10 prongs holding each gemstone. Looking at the sides of the gemstones the prongs look like a Crown. The time period is circa 1855 and pre- Civil War. The Amethyst is a lovely purple color and is approximately 3 carats in each earring. The original fishhook wires were fragile and I had them replaced with new 14-karat gold lever back wires.
Information on the Amethyst gemstone:
Amethyst: a Royal color - Purple has long been considered a royal color so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.
These Earrings are an outstanding item of quality, they are in excellent condition and strong to wear. The current insured replacement value is $1350.00 as October 2016

Price: $450.00