Victorian 14kt Amethyst Link Riviera Necklace 17"
A dramatic and breathtaking amethyst link necklace from the Victorian (ca1880) era! This stunning 14kt yellow gold piece is comprised of 21 vibrant amethyst stones resting in a row to form a straight but flexible design that rests beautifully along the neckline. The oval-shaped stones are of exceptional quality, and graduate slightly in size with the largest stones resting at the center. Each open back stone rests in a fabulous clawed collete setting, allowing the light to filter through and catch the facets beautifully with every movement, showcasing their regal purple hues. A double interlocking link chain fastens together at the back with a spring ring clasp, allowing the piece to drape beautifully along the neckline. The combination of the faceted amethyst stones along with the ornate yellow gold setting creates a simply breathtaking design, perfect for special occasions!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 17" long. The largest amethyst link measures slightly less than 1/2" tall, slightly more than 1/2" wide, and is 1/4" thick. The smallest link measures slightly more than 1/4" wide, about 1/4" tall, and 1/8" thick.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no apparent damage to the gold setting and all of the amethyst stones are secure and intact. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.