This lovely (unmarked but tested) 10kt gold jewel is from the early 1800s (around Jane Austen's time), when cannetille work was the vogue: very fine gold wires twisted into thin ropes and then formed into rosettes and whatnot. The amethyst is a lovely delicate shade, and weighs approximately 2.5 carats – it’s very deep. Amethysts are said to bring calm, help banish headaches, and protect against drunkenness. The bale is decorated very prettily. The whole lavalier, including the bale, measures 1-1/2 x 9/16”. Two of the seed pearls are missing but it’s very hard to tell. The amethyst shows a little wear, but considering the jewel’s age, the whole thing is in fantastic condition. The 16" chain is an older type, but later than the lavalier, and tests as about 9kt; the clasp is a gold fill replacement. The photos are part of the description so please examine them carefully. Thanks! Shipping, handling & insurance within the USA included.