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Hancocks announces March jewel of the month

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Hancocks has revealed its “jewel of the month” for March is a late Georgian gold and amethyst pendant necklace, which dates back from the 1820-30s.

The necklace is formed of a “finely made gold chain, each circular link patterned with diagonal lines and joined to multiple others to form a twisted chain”.

The pendant is set with an oval faceted amethyst estimated to weigh around 30cts and a bezel set in gold within a decorative floral scroll frame.

Guy Burton, director of Hancocks, said: “This is a quintessentially Georgian jewel with its beautifully handmade chain and the decorative floral work in shades of pink, green, white and yellow gold.

“The amethyst would have likely been intended to be engraved with a motto or phrase and therefore be used as a seal as well as worn as a jewel. It is a wonderful piece and is in fantastic condition, especially as it is around 200 years old.”

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