Think it of it as a list of the Gilded Age's most wanted. The roster of New York Society’s elite known as "Mrs. Astor's 400" was a compilation of everyone who mattered at the end of the 19th century. As the story goes, the length of the list was determined by the capacity of Mrs. Astor's ballroom. If your name was on it, you were invited to the most important parties in Manhattan. As an insider, you were envied, admired and respected. But if your name wasn’t on the list, there were few things more important than finding a way to get it there.
Mrs. Astor's 400 is nothing but high-society history now, but we found a way to make you feel like you made the cut. Our exclusive 400 Amethyst Collection features a trio of treasures that would have been right at home in the fabled ballrooms, parlors and lounges of America’s industrial-age royalty.
This necklace features a stunning 7½-carat faceted amethyst in an opulent setting that begs comparisons to the kind of grandiose chandelier that once sparkled tastefully above a roomful of waltzing millionaires. The pendant's ornate cage of rose gold-layered sterling silver swoops and arcs, cradling the vivid, violet centerpiece as well as a half-dozen, brilliant cut, lab-created Scienza™ rubies. An elegant figure-8 bail connects it to an 18" rose gold layered sterling-silver chain (with 2" extender) that secures with a lobster clasp.
Welcome to "the list."