Georgian Amethyst Set Pendant Brooch
This is strictly a Typically featuring skulls, urns and other symbols of death, these 16th-18th century jewels were inscribed with the names and dates of the deceased. brooch/pendant. The centre would have contained a lock of hair. It is gold set with amethysts. Normally I come across Describes a group of several closely related minerals. Garnets come in a variety of colours, however the most common colour is dark red. In descriptions, ‘garnet’ tends to refer to dark red stones unless otherwise specified. set similar pieces. This one is more unusual. Circa 1810, with typical The raising of a pattern in relief on metal by beating from the under side. gold work.
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