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Amethyst Heart Pin

Item #4027

Price: $85.00

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Our crystal reproduction Amethyst Heart Pin is brass with an antique gold-tone plating faithfully replicating the 1973 donation to the Smithsonian by Mrs. George M. Morris. Believed to be from the Edwardian period (1901-1915), the original brooch features a magnificent 96-carat amethyst with diamond surround. A filigree heart with a fleur-de-lys pierce-work motif, accented by old European-cut diamonds, forms the elegant platinum and yellow gold mounting.  2.5"l. x 1.25"w.

Museum Provenance

Recalls the extraordinary holdings in our National Museum of Natural History’s National Gem Collection.

Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.

Additional Gemstone Information

The most valuable gem variety of crystalline quartz, amethyst ranges in color from pale lilac to deep reddish purple. The official birthstone for those born in February, amethyst is said to help maintain calm and composure.

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