This incredible massive amethyst, emerald, and pearl locket in sterling silver is one of the finest Austro Hungarian treasures that I have had the pleasure to handle. What I think is so remarkable about this piece is that it not only includes the signature black and white enameling, the central gem is the largest single stone example I have ever come across. The emeralds are incredibly saturated and beautiful, and the pendant boasts an incredible additional locket back. You can really see that this piece has been treasured throughout its lifetime; this piece has been worn and loved since the 1860’s to 1870’s. Ultimately we are looking at sheer scale, and this would not have been an inexpensive piece, this was an investment purchase at the time it was made, just as it is today.
Materials and Features:
Weight: 23.54 grams
Dimensions: 90mm x 34mm
Condition: Excellent condition. Note that there is some slight wear to the bow on top. Minor associated age wear.
Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.
Sterling Austro Hungarian Amethyst, Emerald, and Pearl Locket Pendant