Abby Amethyst Scroll Necklace
Beautiful sterling silver scrollwork surrounds a deep purple amethyst stone, a gorgeous centerpiece to this regal accouterment.17" L chain
Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace Collections and Conservation Building contains a small sampling of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century jewelry. The pieces are valued more for their beauty, or their historical associations, than their monetary worth. Precious and semiprecious stones - diamonds, rubies, emeralds, topaz, and garnets - were as highly prized in the colonial period as they are today, as were gold and silver.