Antique Victorian Amethyst Necklace Ring Earrings Set

Leonardo Da Vinci attributed amethysts to the power of intelligence. He thought the stone had the ability to dissipate evil thoughts. Until the 18th century, amethysts were considered a cardinal gemstone, they were as valuable as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. For centuries, amethysts adorned the heads and fingers of British and Russian royalty, as well as clergyman.

This elegant antique Edwardian amethyst and gold three-piece set was handcrafted around 1900. This set bears French import marks including the owl hallmark, and was likely made in England. This 18 karat gold set contains a solitaire ring, a set of stud earrings, and a matching gradient necklace.

The ring is a size 4.25 with the amethyst weighing approximately 2.74 carats. The oval amethyst measures 10 x 8.2 x 6.3 mm and the ring face measures 12 x 10 x 6.3 mm off the finger. The band width is 2.1 mm at the back.

The set of earrings boast a total of two oval amethysts, totaling an approximate weight of 1.74 carats. Individually, each earring measures 9 x 7.5 x 4.5 mm.

The gradient necklace measures 14.5 inches in length and contains a safety chain for extra protection. It features 26 oval faceted stones set in 18 karat gold. The largest amethyst measures 9.5 x 12.5 x 7.3 mm and weighs approximately 4.95 carats while the smallest amethyst measures 5.4 x 6.6 x 3 mm and weighs approximately .57 carats.

My strong suspicion is that the earrings and ring were once part of the necklace and were taken off and crafted into additional accessories. If requested, these pieces could become part of the necklace again. This set weighs a total of 33.9 grams. Each piece has been professionally acid tested.

Fun fact: Valentine, the patron saint of romance is said to have worn an amethyst ring that bore a carved motif of Cupid. 

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