A lovely surviving Edwardian era demi-parure consisting of pearls and amethysts set in gold. Both feature those wonderful caged baroque pearls, also employed in Murrle Bennett pieces of the same era. The necklace chain is in 9ct yellow gold, with the circular pendant section being 18ct. The brooch is marked “9CT”. They are ethereal, light and petite pieces so reminiscent of the Edwardian age and their designs.
A lovely combination, typical of the era are the pearls with amethysts. The necklace has two tiny natural pearls set at the pendant side of the chains, then three tiny seed pearls set inside a fleur-de-lys at the bale. There are leaf shapes all around the inside of the circle, with a small seed pearl being set in each. A larger natural baroque pearl is suspended below the circular plaque and it has been caged with that sinuous gold wire work. The centrally suspended open-backed amethyst is superbly faceted and bounces the light well. The pendant section measures approx 4.3cm in height and the wearable length of the chain is approx 47cm (18.5 inches). Lovely condition with tiny evidence of prior repairs over the years…tiny, visible with loupe only. To be expected for the age. Stones are all in excellent state.
The brooch is constructed in a sort of safety pin type of design (again, very similar to some MB pieces I have seen). There are four round, faceted amethysts in rub over settings and suspended by a series of six individual gold chains are three baroque pearls, also in caged settings. It is stamped clearly “9CT”. The brooch measures approx 4cm wide and the drop is approx 2cm. Stones are all excellent.
I shall send in a new gift box by complimentary tracked and signed. Boxes in the images are for display only. Thank you.