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Bonhams : A rare 18th century amethyst and diamond bracelet
A rare 18th century, c.1740s amethyst and diamond bracelet. The openwork strap composed of kite-shaped amethysts and cushion-shaped and old brilliant-cut diamond quatrefoils, mounted in silver and gold, closed-back settings throughout, length 28.0cm, fitted and tooled leather case FOOTNOTES Accompanied by a typed note stating "Amethyst and diamond bracelet. Louis XV. Circa 1740. Part of Russian Crown Jewels and formerly in possession of Catherine of Russia."