Although this unique piece is from a later period, it is a stellar example of high Art Deco style beautifully alluding to ancient Egyptian aesthetics, which were popular at the time.
The pendant / brooch presumably mimics Elizabeth Taylor’s look as Cleopatra in the 1963 Hollywood staple; the carved and polished black onyx depicts the hair, and the diamond and white 18K gold embellishments serve as the necklace, crown, and hair jewelry, creating a vibrant silhouette of the Egyptian queen.
Estimated total diamond weight is 4.20 ct.
Size 96 x 56 mm (3 3/4 x 2 3/16 in.)
Egyption Revival Vintage Large Onyx Diamond White 18K Gold Brooch Pendant