Late Victorian Amethyst and Diamond Collar Necklace with Detachable Serpent Drop
Item No. NMV1300220
A Victorian 15K yellow gold graduated amethyst collar necklace in rub-over settings, with a detachable teardrop-shaped pendant featuring a diamond serpent with green dematoid garnet eyes. Comes in its original fitted leather box. Circa 1880, probably English.
Necklace contains one pear-shaped amethyst drop (total carat weight: 30.92 carats), 25 oval amethysts, 53 single and rose-cut diamonds (total carat weight: 1.00 carat) and two small demantoid garnets.
15 1/2"; central drop hangs 1 7/8" from bottom of necklace