A Victorian Amethyst, Pearl and Gold Brooch, circa 1880
The oval mixed-cut amethyst within a surround of nineteen half pearls, above a polished gold mount.
Brooch pin fitting.
Continental mark to the pin and clasp. Also stamped ‘18’ to underside of clasp
Total weight 11.1gms
Total length 3.3cm
Total width 2.5cm
The amethyst measures approximately 24.2mm x 17.2cm x 9.9mm
Attractive mid purple colour, bright and lively stone with good colour saturation. Small chip on facet edge to reverse of the stone.
Each pearl measures approximately 2.1mm
Well matched cream colour with slight rose and grey overtones
Overall good surface condition – some minor pits