Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amethyst, Diamond, 9k Necklace 6505-0971

 1.495,00 VAT incl. (where applicable)

This lovely vintage Victorian-style necklace features cabochon-cut approximately 10ct. amethysts encircled with single-cut diamonds in 9k.

 

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Details: ±10ct. amethysts, single-cut diamonds, 9k Necklace.
Dispatches from a small business in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Dimensions: Pedant 4,7x 2 cm, Chain 44 cm.
Weight in grams: 7,8.
Condition: Very good condition – slightly used with small signs of wear.

 

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The Victorian Era was a time of great cultural and artistic flourishing in England, and this was reflected in the jewelry of the time. During the Victorian Era, a middle class began to emerge, which sparked a demand for jewelry in the mass market. Jewelry trends during this time often reflected the tone of current events.

The Victorian Era is usually divided into three subsections: the Romantic Period (1837-1861), the Grand Period (1861-1880), and the Aesthetic Period (1880-1901).

During the Romantic Period, jewelry featured nature-inspired designs similar to those of the Georgian era, and was characterized by its intricate and delicate detailing. Lockets and brooches were popular for daytime wear, while colored gemstones and diamonds were worn in the evening.

During the Grand Period, known as the Mid-Victorian era, jewelry was often influenced by the death of Queen Victoria's husband. Many jewelry pieces from this period have solemn, somber designs and feature heavy, dark stones such as jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet. This period also saw the emergence of highly creative, colorful designs using shells, mosaics, and gemstones.

During the Aesthetic Period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright gemstones such as sapphire, peridot, and spinel. Star and crescent designs, as well as elaborate hat pins, were also popular. Some scholars believe that the Aesthetic Period began earlier, in 1875, and ended as early as 1890.

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Material Information

amethyst

Amethyst is a variety of quartz that is prized for its beautiful purple color. It is the birthstone for February and is often used in jewelry. The color of amethyst ranges from light to dark purple, and it can be found in various parts of the world, including Brazil, Uruguay, and Madagascar.

Amethyst is a hard and durable gemstone, making it suitable for use in all types of jewelry. It is also believed to have certain healing properties and is often used in crystal healing practices. In ancient Greece, amethyst was thought to ward off drunkenness and is still believed by some to have sobering and calming effects.

The color of amethyst is caused by impurities of iron and aluminum within the crystal. The deeper the color of the amethyst, the more valuable it is considered to be. Amethyst is often cut into faceted stones or shaped into cabochons for use in jewelry. It is also used in other decorative items such as figurines and vases.

In addition to its beauty and healing properties, amethyst is also popular for its affordability compared to other precious gemstones. It is a popular choice for use in engagement and wedding rings, as well as other types of jewelry.

single-cut diamond

A single cut diamond is a type of diamond cut that was popular in the 1300s and is still used today in some antique jewelry. It is characterized by a large table, an octagonal girdle, and a culet (the bottom edge of the diamond) that may be pointed or flat. Single cut diamonds usually have 18 facets, which are small, flat surfaces that are cut into the diamond to create a specific shape and enhance its sparkle and brilliance.

Single cut diamonds are usually smaller in size and less brilliant than modern diamond cuts, such as round brilliant or princess cuts. They are often used in antique jewelry or as accent stones in modern jewelry designs. Single cut diamonds are typically less expensive than diamonds with more modern cuts because they require less labor and material to produce.

Despite their lower price, single cut diamonds can still be beautiful and valuable. They are a popular choice for collectors of antique jewelry and for those who appreciate the timeless beauty of vintage cuts.

9k

9 karat gold is an alloy made up of 37.5% pure gold and 62.5% other metals, such as copper, silver, or zinc. The addition of other metals allows for the creation of gold in various colors, including yellow, white, and rose. 9 karat gold is a common choice for jewelry as it is less expensive than higher karat gold, due to the lower percentage of pure gold in the alloy. 9 karat gold is also slightly harder and more durable than pure gold, making it more resistant to scratches and dents.

Dimensions

Pedant 4,7x 2 cm, Chain 44 cm

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Weight (in grams)

7,8

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