Lilac and heliotrope

Elegant Amethyst Pendant with Diamonds & Pearls in White Gold, 1930s

Amethyst, agate, jasper, citrine and onyx - all these stones fall into the group of quartz. Amethyst is the purple son of this family. Its name, from the Greek "amethystos" - "counteracting intoxication" - expresses the ancient belief that its wearer was immune to the intoxicating effects of wine. The color spectrum ranges from the deep violet of Siberian amethysts to a delicate, cool, almost pinkish tone, also called "Rose de France". An amethyst of deep, intense hue is the focal point of this pendant. It has been shaped in an oval Ceylon cut that elicits pinkish heliotrope reflections as well as cooler lilac ones. Although its setting is detailed, it allows the amethyst to stand out with its white monochrome. Ten natural pearls (orient pearls )and 30 rose diamonds in millegriffes settings are set alternately around the center stone. With the large colored stone, the cool color cobination in white gold, and the implied plasticity of the diamond settings, the pendant is in keeping with the fashion of the 1930s, when the abstract compositions of Art Deco were evolving into greater physicality. It is in very good condition. We have added a matching platinum chain to it.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.