This is a cameo which has a elegant surround and is carved in an artistic manner. It is a Roman citizen with wreath and flower in her hair. Much care has been taken to produce a realistic depiction of a person. Well defined eyes and nose and chin add to the allure of the brooch.
The brooch is 1 1/2" by 1 1/4" and weighs 10.2 grams. The clasp has a safety and works well. There is a very hard to see 14K on the edge of the back of the brooch, I took a picture of it and guarantee its fineness.
The condition is very good I see no cracks or defects save the fact that there is a little stray white above the wreath of the Roman.