Estate Jewelry Look Of The Day - The Arts & Crafts Amethyst Necklace

You know, it's not just all about parures of precious gems around the office we love our period jewelry too
especially the pieces which are both historical and romantical
such as this handcrafted antique Arts and Crafts silver necklace with amethysts and freshwater pearls

I would totally wear this piece

Here it is in the original length but I would probably prefer to wear it a bit shorter

Arts & Crafts jewelry design, like its stylistic sister Art Nouveau jewelry, was heavily influenced by the neo Gothic and Romantic images of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, Rossetti, Millais, Burne-Jones, Hunt et. al.

Tassels, swagging, opaque stones and intricate metalwork are all aspects of Arts & Crafts style.
Sadly, so much of Arts & Crafts jewelry has disappeared over the last 100 years or so.
I am always happy when I can find an authentic piece, especially one that is as detailed as this necklace.