E597B Museum Quality, Royal Amethyst Gemstone, and Seed Pearl Link Bracelet:


E597B

The setting is handmade of 9 karat yellow Gold in the design of oval bezels holding the gemstone and seed pearls. Handmade gold chain work connecting the Gem oval gold bezels. This size of the small chain was only created by a master goldsmith. It was a very complex art form in this time period of 1855. The gold was mixed with platinum for the strength of the chain. Then gold wire was made in 1/2 mm round, the wire was then cut in approximately 4 mm lengths bent into an oval link, soldier and let sit for 2 weeks to change the golds memory from being straight. After this time cut and carefully cut and re-soldered into links.
There are 85 natural ocean seed pearls each 2 mm each set around the Amethyst gemstones. The Natural Amethysts are a deep purple color with red flashes.
The center cushion Amethyst is 5.5 carats, the middle two Amethyst are 2.5 carats each, and the end two Amethyst are 1.5 carats each. All Amethyst gemstones are hand cut using diamonds to cut the facets.
Information on the Amethyst gemstone:
Amethyst: a Royal color - Purple has long been considered a royal color, so it is not surprising that amethyst has been so much in demand during history. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst, transparent purple quartz, is the most important quartz variety used in jewelry. Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst was able to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence.

Pearl History: Pearls, in fact, played the pivotal role at the most celebrated banquet in literature. To convince Rome that Egypt possessed a heritage and wealth that put it above conquest, Cleopatra wagered Marc Antony she could give the most expensive dinner in history. The Roman reclined as the queen sat with an empty plate and a goblet of wine (or vinegar). She crushed one large pearl of a pair of earrings, dissolved it in the liquid, and then drank it down. Astonished, Antony declined his dinner—the matching pearl—and admitted she had won. Pliny, the world's first gemologist, writes in his famous Natural History that the two pearls were worth an estimated 60 million sesterces, or 1,875,000 ounces of fine silver ($9,375,000 with silver at $5/ounce). In the Georgian period and much earlier, finding a valuable pearl requires as much luck as skill. And in their quest for both pearls and mother-of-pearl, people have sometimes taken extraordinary measures. For many centuries, divers for marine pearls had to outmaneuver sharks and other dangers to locate the pearl oysters they hoped would contain natural pearls. England and the Eastern United States desired the small seed pearl. We 21st Century people take a lot for granted when it comes to gems and pearls and fine jewelry. In the 18th and 19th centuries, these works of art were treasures to be kept in the family.

The length of the bracelet is 7 1/3 inches long and this could be made larger or smaller by adding gold links or taking away a few links. The bracelet is 3/4 of an inch wide at the widest area. This quality Bracelet is in excellent condition and strong to wear.

Price $1500.00

Price: $1,500.00