What a charming piece this Victorian 15ct Gold Amethyst "Grapevine" pendant is! Inlaid with 1.50cts of delectable Amethyst cabochons, this sweet pendant will instantly bring antique character to your outfit.
You will not only love the front of the pendant, but the back discreetly reveals beautiful braided hair work, enriching the symbolism of this fine pendant! Grapevines were actually a well-known Biblical symbol of fertility and life, with the belief that they can help someone expand and prosper. What a wonderful and also very wearable piece of Victorian mourning jewellery.
ERA: Victorian (1837-1901).
MEASUREMENTS: Pendant is 22mm long x 16mm wide x 8.5mm deep.
Amethysts 7mm long x 5mm wide x 2mm deep. (Approx 1.50ct total).
Pendant length including jump ring 26.5mm.
MATERIALS: Solid 15ct Gold (bloomed), Solid 18ct Gold jump ring, Amethyst cabochon.
HALLMARKS: Tests as a solid 15ct Gold bloomed pendant locket with a solid 18ct Gold jump ring.
VERY GOOD: This Victorian 15ct Gold Amethyst "Grapevine" pendant is in superb condition for its age. The Amethyst cabochons are all natural and gorgeous and the glazed locket back is also intact, which is rare to find in a piece of this age. There is some light surface wear here and there to the gemstones and the locket as a whole, but this does not dull the Amethyst's lively violet centres or the saturation of the 15ct Gold. Nevertheless, this beautiful pendant is endlessly pleasing on the eye, and you can be more than confident that it will last you many more years!