Offered is an outstanding pair of an antique sardonyx black and white hard stone cameo earrings, carved in relief with exceptional detail and precision. The classic portraits are of a beautiful woman, facing left and right. The cameo's are much nicer in person, my camera seems to have distorted the faces and the true beauty of these fine cameo. In these cameos the women's hair is curled, pulled up and accented with a headband. She is also wearing long pendant drop earrings, a pearl necklace and scoop neck dress. The gold mountings are 14K gold with a double border around the cameos. There are four cultured pearls surrounding the frame and are set on posts. The ear wires are substantial and clasp at the base of the earring for secure wearing. These earrings are quite stunning on and hang perfectly.
Many people mistakenly think that a black and white cameo such as this is two pieces applied to one another. However, the black and white agate is banded, so the white is carved away from the black layer to create the cameo. A hard stone cameo is far more difficult to carve than a shell cameo and the artist must be quite skilled.
Condition: Excellent condition, pre-owned, showing very little wear.
Weight: 8.6 grams.
Dimensions: 1" by 7/8".
Marks: Unmarked, tested 14K.
I describe my jewelry to the best of my ability, minor imperfections and wear consistent with age may be expected. All jewelry comes in a gift box and carefully shipped first class in a bubble mailer. Customer satisfaction is important to me. If you have any problems please contact me at once. I have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Any item may be returned within 14 days for a full refund of the purchase price.Please keep in mind that our pictures are greatly enhanced to show detail.