This antique hand carved hardstone cameo is made of black and white banded agate and features the deeply carved image of a woman in left profile set against a black ground. The figure has been finished with a high degree of detail and the lady's ornate image includes coiffed curly hair, earrings, and a pleated gown with a round neck. The underlying black surface is highly polished, creating a mirror-like effect for the white figure when it is viewed at an angle.
The sardonyx cameo is mounted in a 14k yellow gold oval bezel with a smooth edge. The pin stem is soldered at the top to an arched section of gold wire, enabling the cameo to project out. The end of the pin stem has a sharp pointed tip which easily pierces fabric.
The cameo brooch stick pin is in very good original condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The oval cameo bezel measures just under .75" by .5" and is approximately .25" deep. The pin stem is 2" long and the inside of the bezel is hallmarked 14K. The piece weighs 2.8 grams.
This hardstone cameo stick pin displays beautifully and would be a wonderful addition to a collection of antique jewelry. A great piece executed with a high degree of skill.
Antique 14k Yellow Gold Hand Carved Hardstone Cameo Stick Pin Brooch Tie Pin Lapel Pin