Antique Edwardian 14k Yellow Gold Amethyst Pearls Pin in a long 2 inches size. Estate pin in excellent condition having delicate, fancy antique filigree open work. It is marked 14K on the pin rod along with a maker mark and is also jeweler tested. Guaranteed to be solid 14K yellow gold.
Excellent Condition, very gently used. There is No damage to the gold. Nor is there any wearing down of the gold. It is still thick and strong. A well made antique brooch. Additionally, there are no tears, splits or repair. Completely Original condition. No alternations ever. Minimal age wear to the stone and only found with a loupe. There is some edge wear that is not eye visible at all.
Weight is 3 grams. Size is 2″ long by 1/4″ wide. The square bezel has its original 4mm deep purple natural mined antique square cut amethyst. It is quite clean with nice deep color. There are also 2 small sea pearl accents that are excellent. Cream white, good natural early pearls. The locking clasp is the original Edwardian lever up type and works well. This is a lovely jeweled Antique Edwardian 14k Yellow Gold Amethyst Pearls Pin for your antique jewelry collection; very pretty turn of the century thick scroll filigree and very well made the old way. OR this style of pin also looks great converted to an antique necklace centerpiece with dangles.
About Amethyst WIKI:
Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the ancient Greek ἀ a- (“not”) and μέθυστοςméthystos (“intoxicated”). This is because it is a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. In addition, the ancient Greeks wore amethyst and made drinking vessels decorated with amethysts since they believed that it would prevent intoxication. Being one of several forms of quartz, amethyst is a semiprecious stone. Another use as the traditional birthstone for February.
Much as Greeks and Europeans used amethyst it was also used as a gemstone by the ancient Egyptians. Hence, it was largely employed for intaglio engraved gems.
The Greeks believed amethyst gems could prevent intoxication. Likewise, medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets as protection in battle. This was a result of the belief that amethysts heal people and keep them cool-headed. In fact, beads of amethyst were found in Anglo-Saxon graves in England. Finally, Western Christian bishops wear an episcopal ring often set with an amethyst. Hence, this is an allusion to the description of the Apostles as “not drunk” at Pentecost in Acts 2:15.
Consequently, amethyst is still used today for jewelry making.