A gorgeous modernist Amethyst gemstone pendant set into 14k yellow gold. The pendant takes a triangular drop form, while the hand-sawed details give a snow-flake or organic feel. This is a fine example of natural forms inspiring a more modern, angular design. The amethyst has a lovely saturated purple color, and its size is impressive. The amethyst in a six prong setting has an open back to let light in; the gem reflects and retracts light in a sophisticated and distinctive way. The stone is set within two layers, creating a carriage and beautifully double sided piece, which has been embellished with hand cut details on both sides of the gold.
The Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that relates to the higher energies of the crown chakra, crucial for creative inspiration.
The pendant measures 2 1/4” x 1 5/8”. The gemstone measures 25mm x 25mm wide x 13mm deep to the multifaceted point end. It is approximately 35 carats. It comes on a 16” woven chain. The weight of the pendant and chain is 24.3 grams. The pendant is not marked but has been acid tested to be 14k gold.
Circa the 1940’s or 1950’s.