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Regency Amethyst ​& 18ct Gold Pendant

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A fine quality Regency 18ct gold pendant. It is set with two well matched Brazilian amethysts. Amethysts were highly prized stones in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century as they were being brought in from the newly discovered Brazilian mines. The gold work is called cannetille work which was popular in that period. Cannetille is a close relative of filigree work. It typically features fine gold wires or thinly hammered sheets. The use of amethysts with their lovely purple colour compliments the gold mounts.

Written by Olly Gerrish
Date & OriginGeorgian (1714-1830), English
MeasurementsHeight 52 mm
Width 33 mm
ConditionVery Good, may have had a brooch fitting originally too
HallmarksUnmarked, tested to 18ct gold
ProvenanceEnglish