Diana, Goddess of the Hunt, appealing and feminine, Diana was the daughter of Zeus and the twin sister of Apollo, the Sun god. She was also the protector of children and wild animals. Her association with Selene, the Moon goddess, gave her the mark of the crescent moon.
This shell cameo pendant depicts her against a soft caramel background and she reposes in an elegant, handcrafted, tested and guaranteed, substantial and solid, 14k yellow gold setting. In her beautiful face you see a powerful and determined beauty, exquisitely portrayed with the skill of the artisan's hand; she gazes to the left in refined, sophistication. Her hair style is complex and dimensional, with wavy hair upswept and tendrils dropping in back; the detail work is perfect. She's wearing a silken sheath draped across the neckline with a corsage of flowers upon her shoulder.
This classic beauty is exquisitely carved, from genuine shell, with crisp detail remaining despite her early Ca. 1900 age. A rare and impeccable antique jewel, this beauty is a perfect addition to any Cameo collection. A new 14k yellow gold chain is included. Excellent condition.
Cameo measures, not including bale, approx. 1 3/4"L by1 1/4"W (44mm by 32mm) Chain measures approx. 18"L by 1mm W