Strong contrast

Graceful vintage necklace with amethysts & diamonds in white gold, circa 2010

The necklace here loves the strong contrast between bright purple amethysts and the brilliant white of diamonds and white gold. A large amethyst glowing from the depths of the stone is the focal point of the design. It bears, quite unusually, a sparkling diamond in its center. The stone thus seems to float on the violet light. The necklace, which we discovered in the Rhineland, is unusual. Unusual is the idea of putting a diamond on a large colored stone. Also unusual is making the necklace's chain out of long bars. This gives the necklace a graphic, clear shape. Nevertheless, it falls softly and is comfortable to wear. And last but not least, the elaborate workmanship of the necklace by hand is also unusual. The cuts of the diamonds and the choice of materials reveal that the necklace was created in recent years. Nevertheless, it makes reference to the jewellery of the early 20th century. The settings are delicate and decorated with millegrains. The settings are made by hand, the under-cading of the large amethyst shows ornamental arches, the model of which can also be found in the jewellery of the years around 1910. Nevertheless, the overall impression of the piece is modern and fresh. And its colorfulness quite wonderful.

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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.