A lovely Victorian suite featuring a matching brooch and earrings with hardstone cameo of a fine young woman. The Demi-Parure is beautifully made with an exquisite lacy scrollwork framing the cameos and appointed with tiny little ball and trefoil accents giving the whole of the design a classic feminine feel. The carvings are nicely executed with great detail to the woman's clothing and headdress. Reminiscent of the French Queen of Hearts seen on antique playing cards. The brooch measures just shy of 2" in length by 1 1/2" high. It has a hook for attaching a ladie's watch or charm and an extended pinstem with tube hinge and antique "C" catch fitting. The pinstem has a bit of a bend in it. The earrings measure 2" long and 3/4" wide. The top scrollwork is 14K and the earrings have 14K gold earwires that allow the cameos to swivel beautifully with the tilt of your head. The balance of the material is likely gold fill or some other mixed gold content. The suite is a lovely rose gold tone. It was hard to capture the beauty of this set in photos. It is much better in real life.
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