This is a lovely Art Nouveau lavalier pendant, marked for 9 carat karat yellow gold, set with 2 round faceted amethyst stones: the first is over 5mm in a bezel setting, the second is approximately 2.5 mm in a multi claw setting. The central stone is slightly lighter in purple than the drop stone, though both change their colour with the light and whatever tone they are set against. The pendant has the elegant lines and scrolls that one commonly associates with Art Nouveau style, and likely dates from the early 1900s, and was made in England. While these were commonly worn on a black cord, I am shipping the pendant with the chain that it came with from the estate sale. Please note, this chain is not marked, and as such, is either a gold fill or gold plate chain of unknown age or origin.
The pendant measures 46 mm at its tallest point, and 23 mm at its widest point. The chain is approximately 17.5 " total length.
Condition: This estate gold and amethyst lavalier pendant is in excellent vintage condition. The stones are clear and look unblemished to the eye, and the necklace just shows the regular one one expects with a previously loved piece of vintage jewelry. One of the ornament scrolls is slightly squared, but overall this estate 14k gold pendant is ready to wear!
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