An Antique English 18 karat gold necklace with amethysts. The necklace has 16 faceted oval cut amethyst stones with a slight graduation in size, prong set in granulated gold collets, with an approximate total weight of 350 carats. A Rivière is a necklace that is comprised of gemstones of the same species that are all the same size and shape or graduate smoothly in size. Historically, the gemstones were set in separate collets and later in prong or claw mountings. The style was first popular in the late 17th century and gave the effect of a continuous, shinning stream around the neck.
|Dimensions: 16-1/2"'' length|
|Item #: N-17640|
|Price: $15,500 – Call: (212) 644-6400|