Antique Georgian Black Dot Paste Amethyst Brooch Pendant
Black dot paste simulating diamonds and a natural amethyst stone combine to form this exquisite antique Georgian brooch circa late 1700s. Paste was an art form in which stones that were much harder than glass, were hand cut, polished and set in the same manner as precious gemstones. A black dot was painted on the back so that in candlelight, the stones sparkled like diamonds. Each round stone is set in a closed back foil mount of silver backed by 9ct gold. The open back genuine amethyst has a 9K gold band. A tubular hinge and c-clasp complete the piece along with a loop for a safety chain or in today's time, one could add a chain and wear as a pendant necklace. Exquisite!
- Materials: Silver, 9K rose gold
- Gemstones: Amethyst measuring 11mm by 9mm, black dot paste
- Measurements: 38.5mm tall by 36.5mm wide
- Condition: Lovingly cared for throughout the ages with the stones brilliant and the amethyst chip and nick free showing natural inclusions