Vintage Chinese Amethyst Vermeil Earrings
Chinese Vintage Jewellery
Amazing very large and very old antique Chinese Export Earrings. Amethyst in an ornate vermeil setting, sterling Silver with a gold wash and a large drop of polishes amethyst. Beautiful and impressive vintage earrings.
2cm x 5cm
Amethyst, Gold Wash, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Mild wear commensurate with age, there are some natural inclusions and hairlines in the amethyst, I have tried to photograph all sides of the drop for you to see - spectacular antique piece.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.