This orb pendant from the Victorian era is striking, made chiefly from a sole piece of natural amethyst. Most orb pendants were made from crystal, designed be mesmerizing in the way the round shape reflects lightand this amethyst orb enhances that effect by layering on a vibrant purple color.
The amethysts rich purple hue and the mystical natural inclusions within lend a magical feel to the pendant. During the Victorian era, amethyst was used to surreptitiously to convey feelings of strong passion and romantic devotion. And measuring just over ¾-inch thick at the widest point, the orb will certainly be eye-catching as it swings boldly on the end of a necklace chain.Secure and original, snaps shut securely. Material Tests for sterling silver, natural Amethyst. Very good , there is a chip to the Amethyst near the clasp which can be seen in the photos and is noticeable mainly on close inspection due to the shape and material of the locket. There are no other chips or surface wear and the locket is fresh looking.
The piece had a vermeil wash originally and most of this has worn with age so it has a more silvery patina. Tap the link and ask about our transparent process and reasonable rate to sell. Vintage & antique jewelry in Oxford Jewel auctions.
_gsrx_vers_837 GS 7.0.15 (837). The item "Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Natural Amethyst ORB LARGE Locket Pendant" is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in California. This item can be shipped worldwide.