Judy Jay's

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Phone: 210-690-8454

Fax: 210-699-4492


Victorian Jewelry: VJ123

THE COLOR AND POWER OF AMETHYST ( Georgian Jewelry Amethyst Brooch ): Amethyst stones of a single, pure color are considered the most desirable. This crystallized gem owes its beautiful and legendary color to an infusion of manganese and iron. Amethyst and pearls combine in this large exquisite late Georgian (c. 1812) brooch. Long associated with spirituality in the highest degree, this 14KT Rose Gold brooch is also a Mourning Brooch. Amethyst is suitable for half mourning and the surrounding pearls were often used to denote tears. The superb faceted amethyst is bezel set and the 21 matched pearls are claw set in a deep rose gold setting. The inscription on the back reads “Maxwell Garthshore, M.D. died 1 March 1812 Aged 80”. (An exceptionally long life for that time period.) The back of the central stone is left open so that the Amethyst glistens. The unusual C clasp with extra safety guard is a long ago replacement. It is very secure. A magnificent Georgian brooch of the utmost refinement and deep sentiment – this is a piece to treasure and pass on to generations to come. Condition: Excellent. Size: 1 5/8” wide, 1 3/8” high, 3/8” deep.

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