Gemstones: Amethyst

Greco-Persian Amethyst Pendant

A GRECO-PERSIAN AMETHYST LION CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C. Depicted reclining on an integral rectangular plinth, his head turned to his left, the mane cross hatched, with small rounded ears and a carefully-detailed face, perforated through the shoulders for suspension 13/16 in. (2 cm.) long Provenance Antiquities, Christie's, New York, 18 December 1998, lot … [Read more...]

Greek Amethyst Finger Ring

A GREEK GOLD AND AMETHYST FINGER RING HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C. Composed of two sections hinged together, the lower portion of the hoop set with a small cabochon amethyst, the hoop narrowing towards elaborate moldings below the hinge loops, the upper portion with similar moldings above the hinged loops, joined to the underside of an oblong stepped … [Read more...]

Medieval Amethyst Ring

Medieval gold ring with amethyst crystals. Thirteenth century. … [Read more...]

Medieval Amethyst Ring

A 13th/14th century ring. The hexagonal slice of amethyst in a closed-back gold setting, ring size approximately P½ Found in North Yorkshire, treasure number 2010T674. The Crown's interest in this ring has been disclaimed. Source link … [Read more...]

Stuart Era Amethyst Ring

Court of England - Amethyst Ring - Stuart Era (Source link broken; nothing else known.) … [Read more...]

Archaeological-Revival Intaglio Necklace

ARCHAEOLOGICAL-REVIVAL GOLD AND HARDSTONE INTAGLIO NECKLACE, ITALY, CIRCA 1870 Supporting 26 oval intaglios carved with themes and motifs from Classical antiquity, including carnelian, amethyst, garnet, chrysoprase, jasper, bloodstone and glass, alternating with rod fringes with floret terminals, length 14¾ inches, Italian assay mark, clasp deficient. Source link … [Read more...]