Purple Rain - Vintage 14K Gold Natural Amethyst Pendant & Chain (VP202)

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Purple Rain - Vintage 14K Gold Natural Amethyst Pendant & Chain. This impressive pendant and chain is crafted from 14K yellow gold, hallmarked 14K and tested.  The pendant features one natural oval cut faceted amethyst, vintage styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on this pendant is expertly claw-set with a beautiful purple amethyst, displaying purplish/violet hues. The pendant is substantial, yet simple in  design, which allows the spotlight to be on the wonderful jewel. The bale on the pendant is hidden, which allows the amethyst to look like it is floating. The chain is a solid curb link, featuring a secure spring ring clasp, in perfect working order. This vintage beauty is elegant yet versatile enough for day or evening wear.

History: Ancient Greeks and Romans believed this gemstone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. English regalia were decorated with amethysts during the Middle Ages to symbolize royalty. Amethyst jewelry has been found and dated as early as 2000 BC.

Gold was generally used for a couple thousand years solely to create things such as jewelry and idols for worship. This was until around 1500 BC when the ancient empire of Egypt, which benefited greatly from its gold-bearing region, Nubia, made gold the first official medium of exchange for international trade.

Measurements: Pendant 20.00 mm x 13.00 mm     Chain 18" 

Stone Size: Amethyst 12.50 carats 

Weight: 8.80 grams 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: America 

Date: Circa 1980


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