Evening dress, House of Worth, ca. 1910. Silk, cotton, metallic threads, glass.
Dress, 1910-15 From the Amsterdam Museum (Fripperies and Fobs)
Dress, Hirsch & Cie, ca. 1910-15. Three-piece purple or lilac gown with long-sleeved bodice, deep V-neck, belt, and skirt. Belt or waistband is pleated and has bow. Amsterdam Museum
Silk velvet spencer jacket, circa 1815. Augusta Auctions: "Deep purple soft silk velvet, lighter purple satin piping, ruffled collar, single front hook closure, very long sleeves, .5" narrow waistband"
Hand bag or jewelery? looove! Victorian 'tri-gold' amethyst diamond antique cocktail ring. A huge, deep purple amethyst set in a gold ring of diamond-centered flowers. Circa 1880. Via Diamonds in the Library.
The marques of Tavistock Tiara. Apparently made around 1870, this tiara’s amethysts adhere to the more traditional hue of deep purple. The diamonds framing these spectacular stones are curling grape vine leaves; no grapes though. You’d think the fabulous fruit that provides wine would get its due in gemstones one of these days.