An early Victorian foiled back amethyst maltese cross pin and pendant suspended from a unique chain necklace accented by collet set foiled oval amethysts. The necklace is 14k gold, and likely made in America around 1850. The necklace is delicate. The pear shape and oval amethysts are a light purple with some pink tones. The necklace has a tongue clasp. The necklace is 14 inches long. The maltese cross is 1 1/4 inch long and 1 1/4 inch wide.