This exceptional Antique Silver and Carved Victorian Cameo Set dates back to the late 1800's and was most likely Italian made. The piece tests out 800 European Silver. The intricate silver work is hand crafted and gives the appearance of Italian lacework with intricate spirals, coils, and rosettes. Each cameo is set in a flat bezel with twisted wire accenting the edge of the setting.
The cameos are small but outstanding in design. The cameos on the side of the necklace and on the earrings are left and right designs of the same lady and each differs slightly affirming they are hand carved.
The overall length of the necklace is 18" long with a 1 1/2" drop at the center. The center cameo set measures 1 1/2" by 3/4" wide and the side sets measure 1" by 3/4". The earrings settings are 1" long by 5/8" wide.
This set is in outstanding antique condition. We only lightly cleaned the set and any dark areas are tarnish which can be cleaned, however we felt it would detract for the beautiful antique appearance to have the silver highly polished.