This 1930's gem features a carved cameo depiction of the Greek goddess Demeter, Roman Ceres, goddess of agriculture, and the love a mother bears for her child. She was sister to Zeus (Jupiter) and one of the most important gods in the everyday lives of mortals.
The cameo is carved from carnelian shell and set in a 10K yellow gold frame that is fitted as both a brooch pin and pendant. The carving depicts Demeter with her symbolic sheaves of wheat in her hair and another at her shoulder.
The frame itself measures 25.5mm tall, or 1" not including the fold down bail, by 20.6mm wide (13/16"). The cameo itself measures 19.9x15.4mm. It is set in a raised bezel with a chased surround. The pendant with bail measures 29.4mm tall.
The frame is hallmarked "10K" along with makers marks that are not legible. The frame is fitted with a locking brooch pin and a fold down swivel bail. The cameo weighs 3.7 grams.
Not a large cameo, yet its attention to detail of the carving and the frame combine to naturally command attention. These smaller sized cameos are quite versatile, easy to wear and never overpower. They work well with short and long chains.
The cameo is in excellent condition. The shell is supple and without chips or cracks or age related smoothing. The frame is in excellent condition with no damage to the bezel, surround, brooch hinge, pin or clasp. The swivel bail is original and is in excellent working condition.
This is a lovely cameo offering a beautiful rendition of Demeter. Beloved by her followers for watching over their crops and family, this cameo would make an excellent gift for a mother or grandmother or any nurturer in your life.
It will be delivered in a lovely presentation case, perfect for gift giving and storage.
Questions? We are happy to help. We also take orders direct via telephone. Give us a call at 919-886-1987.
For the do it all mother.
10K Yellow Gold Goddess Demeter Ceres Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant
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