We have similar Chinese and Art Deco items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. “1/20 10k GF” on the clasp, tested, and guaranteed. Length: 20.2 mm. Width : 14.3 mm. Color: semi-translucent deep purple hue with lighter purple hues. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Polished high relief floral carving. Wearable length: 7.25. Chain link width: 0.64. Link Type : Fancy chain links. Handmade during the Art Deco era in China, a rare piece of Chinese export jewelry. Composed of 1/20 10k yellow gold filled over base metal. Features a fancy chain, adorned with three purple amethyst stones. Each large amethyst was carved by hand into the motif of a flower. Damage : Age appropriate wear. The bracelet could use a gentle cleaning. The price has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the “Gatsby” or “Roaring Twenties” era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand. Chinese export jewelry became popular during the late Victorian period and persisted until the 1960s. During this period, Chinese craftsmen were considered by far the best in the world. The rich and wealthy would custom-order a piece through their local jeweler, who would send the design off to China to be made and sent back to Europe. This lengthy process was very expensive, making Chinese export pieces highly desirable, then and now. Amethysts are a semi-precious variety of quartz that are valued for their varying shades of translucent purple hues. The purple color is derived from iron and other trace element deposits. Throughout antiquity, amethysts were used in religious and royal jewelry, and were considered as valuable as rubies, emeralds, and even sapphires.