A stunning brooch worked in 18K yellow gold filigree centering a round brilliant-cut amethyst surrounded by natural seed pearls. The amethyst’s collet is enhanced with millegraining, as is the remainder of the filigree work. The edge is finished with a border of wirework rosettes. The quality of workmanship is superb. Filigree of this delicacy is usually only seen in platinum. The amethyst is moderately pale with a slightly pinkish tint. The back of the pin is marked “18Kt”, and there is an indistinct mark on the original c-clasp.
Origin: Continental Europe, ca. 1900. Condition: excellent, all original. Size: 1-1/8” x 1-1/8”. Weight: 4.5 grams. Approximate Gemstone Weight: .68 carat.