Striking - Estate Sterling Silver Amethyst Solitaire Pendant & Chain (EP056)

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Striking - Estate Sterling Silver Amethyst Solitaire Pendant & Chain. This gorgeous pendant and chain is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling silver. Featuring one natural triangular shaped amethyst, classic styling, and quality craftsmanship. The gallery on the pendant is expertly claw-set with a beautiful purple amethyst gemstone, displaying purplish/violet hues. The gallery features lovely scroll-work and a solid bale. The pendant is matched up to a box chain, which features a secure spring ring, in perfect working order. This estate pendant is versatile, and truly such a great addition to any fine jewelry collection.  

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.

Silver Mining in History. The story of silver mining began about 5,000 years ago. Silver was first mined around 3,000 BCE in Anatolia, now located in modern-day Turkey. The precious metal helped early civilizations in the Near East, Ancient Greece to flourish.

The term "sterling silver" probably originated in eastern Germany when five towns formed the Hanseatic League in the 1100s. These town minted their own coins of 92.5 percent silver. When Britain sold cattle and grain to the League, they were paid in "Easterling coins".


Measurements: Pendant (Including bale) 21.00 mm x 13.00 mm    Chain 20 1/2" 

Stone Size: Amethyst 6.00 carats 

Weight: 7.00 grams 

Condition: Excellent

Origin: America 

Date: 1990s

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