This Georgian 9ct Gold French Jet and amethyst cabochon pendant, dating to c.1817, is a fine example of Georgian mourning jewellery. This antique pendant crafted from 9ct Gold boasts a cabochon-cut oval Amethyst, haloed by faceted Jet stones and a sprinkling of shimmering Pearls.
At over 200 years old, this striking Georgian pendant is a prized piece of history. The back of the pendant is engraved with the initials 'M.M.B', and the date '21, Sept, 1817', so this was once a special piece to remember someone by.
A super collectable piece of Georgian mourning jewellery, we adore the combination of deep purple and dark black against the white of the Pearls. It makes for a witchy concoction, just in time for spooky season! The gemstones in this piece have been tested by an independent gemologist so you can wear this pendant with the utmost confidence.
ERA: Georgian (1714-1837).
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant measures 26mm long x 36mm wide.
Oval Amethyst cabochon measures 8mm long x 20.5mm wide.
French Jet stones measure 4mm in diameter.
Pearls measure 2mm in diameter.
MATERIALS: Pendant and jump ring tests as 9ct Gold, French Jet, Amethyst, Pearl. (Tested by an independent gemologist).
STAMPS: 'M.M.B', and the date '21, Sept, 1817' engraved on the back of the pendant.
HALLMARKS: Since we have dated this piece as being made prior to 1950, a hallmark is not required in order for it to be sold in line with UK hallmarking legislation.
PACKAGING: Your order will be gift-wrapped free of charge in a Lillicoco cardboard box made from recycled materials, tied with a ribbon.
EXCELLENT: This Georgian 9ct Gold French Jet & Amethyst Cabochon pendant is in excellent condition. This treasure has been beautifully preserved, and we can't quite believe how each component has remained so perfectly intact. Note she was originally a brooch, which has been expertly converted into this highly wearable pendant. The only evidence of this conversion is some minor marks where the hinges once were on the back of the pendant. The Amethyst is smooth and free from any chips, the French Jet is secure, and the Pearls have retained all their nacre. The Pearls do vary in hue slightly, but this is due to their natural variation. We can't believe our luck with this collectable piece of Georgian jewellery!