Amethyst Rivière Necklace of Over 95 carats!
More than 95 carats of natural amethyst has found its way into this classic Victorian rivière necklace. Oval faceted amethysts are medium deep purple in color with the stones all clear and vibrant with bright lilac highlights. Graduated in size, the amethysts range from 14 mm by 10 mm to 10 mm by 7 mm. Each is set in its individual 14k yellow gold coronet of prongs with intricate detailing and a base ornamented with open worked honeycombs of radiant gold.
According to George Kunz (the famed gemstone Kunzite is named after him as its discoverer) amethysts were associated with love, hope, truth, and passion for centuries. In conjunction with the Zodiac sign Pisces, it is also aligned with the planet Jupiter. Whatever its personal resonance and meaning for you, it is opulent and divine in its own right.
Date: Circa 1880.
Measurements: 18-3/4 inches (47.5 cm) in length and is 7/16 of an inch (1.1 cm) at the widest. Weight of 40.8 grams (26.2 dwt).
Condition: Excellent; end links have been replaced or reinforced in their connection; spring ring appears replaced; central amethyst bezel had ring at one time to hang a dangle, now deficient and only visible with strong magnification.
Note: Gemstone weights are approximated by measurement and formula and may vary from actual if removed. All gemstones and diamonds are tested in our gemological laboratory. All metals are acid tested.
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