made in Moscow between 1908 and 1917.
This antique necklace is designed in the Russian Moderne Style of the 1910s. The necklace consists of a silver-topped 14K gold pendant (front – silver, back – gold) and a silver chain (37 cm long / almost 15 in.). Two large cushion cut Siberian amethysts are accented by two Russian demantoids.
The amethysts measure: 18.72 x 16.47 x 12.40 mm, approximately 22.29 ct, and 17.42 x 15.68 x 10.80 mm, approximately 17.20 ct.
Estimated total amethyst weight is 39.49 carats.
The necklace is marked on the frame with 56 zolotnik old Russian gold standard and maker’s initials.
Length of the pendant 64 mm (2 1/2 in.), width 36 mm (1 3/8 in.)