This cameo is an absolutely outstanding representative of fine Victorian jewelry and dates to 1860 - 1885. This beautiful young woman with her child is front faced and raised. Please take a moment to look at the wonderful detail. This is a large and beautiful cameo measuring approximately 2 5/8 inches by 2 1/8 inches and measures almost ½ inch in depth. The brooch has a C clasp in the back and an attached safety chain. The brooch has been tested at 9 – 10k.
The frame is decorated with an acorn with two leaves at the top, the bottom and on each side and is engraved on each segment. The Victorians had many symbols and one of the most wonderful is the acorn which is a sign of fertility and immortality. Various reasons have been given on the use of this symbol including that because mighty oak trees often live over 100 years that it is a symbol of strength and endurance. The acorn was a motif used mostly between 1860 – 1885.
NOTE: The pictures on my monitor appear to look like the frame is somewhat rose gold but the frame is definitely yellow gold. Monitors are different and show differently which is why I am putting in this note.
This beauty would make a wonderful Mother’s day gift or addition to your cameo or Victorian jewelry collection. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
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