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Amethyst and Pearl Brooch by Krementz, Circa 1900

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50-1-10858

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Diamond, rhombus, parallelogram. Whatever you call this geometric shape, it makes a very pretty showing--three times--in this nifty 1900s brooch by Providence, Rhode Island jeweler, Krementz. The simple, yet striking jewel, features a lozenge-shaped, gleaming bright purple amethyst (15.00 carats!), accented around its perimeter with double frames of luminous seed pearls. Why should clothes have all the fun--try pinning it on a beret, scarf, or even on a headband. Hand fabricated in 14K gold, it measures 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches.

Details

Materials:
14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1/2 Inch
Width:
1 1/2 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
7.4 Grams
Period:
Circa 1900
Maker:
Krementz
Center Amethyst details
Cut/Shape:
Lozenge Cut
Color:
Purple
Carat Weight:
15.00 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
20.33 x 14.35 x 8.40 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

64 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Button
Measurements:
2.00-2.17 mm
Color:
Light Cream
Total Colored Gemstone Carat Weight:
15.00

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

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