Fabulous Heirloom Antique Cross Pendant set with amethyst purple stones, the stones in the large cross are exceptional emerald cut amethyst crystals. These are huge 19th century Czechoslovakia paste stones, open in the back, beautifully faceted, bezel set in the gilt setting. Pendants from the mid 1800's were often of cruciform design, this piece dates to the 1850 - 1880 years. Paste stones of this fine quality were prized in the 1850's, and worn with great pride by women of means.
Especially if Amethyst is your birthstone, February babies, this high quality necklace expresses your own personal style, your fashion sense as well as your devotion. The continental gold chain is not quite as old as the cross, they are a good and age appropriate fit for each other. The stones are cushion cut, the gilt is bright, this is a luxury addition to your collection of statement jewelry, one you will cherish and pass down to future generations. Wear a piece of history, this necklace has just begun to tell the stories of it's past to a new generation. Measures: Cross: 2~1/8" x 1~3/8" x 1/4"; Gold Chain: 18~3/8"