An extremely elegant Victorian brooch in 14K yellow gold, set with a large oval brilliant-cut amethyst, and the setting studded with natural seed pearls. The setting is beautifully made as a series of fleurs-de-lis separated by the pearls. The amethyst has a very fine deep hue and excellent color consistency. The back retains the original extended pinstem and c-clasp marked “14K” and also with an illegible maker’s mark.
Origin: America, ca. 1890. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-1/8” x 15/16”. Weight: 6.5 grams. Approximate Total Gemstone Weight: 10.25 carats.