The frame of this antique piece is rose 10 karat gold with a coppery patina. The sleek setting and russet color is the perfect frame for this rather stately cameo. Another feature of this lovely piece is the wonderful safety chain, helping to secure this fantastic antique to a lapel or handbag!
Cameo is the art of carving a layered material, creating a portrait or landscape with the difference in the colors. While traditionally done in shell, banded onyx has been used in cameo work - particularly in Greece and Italy - for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Metal: 10 Karat Rose Gold
Gem: Shell Cameo
Gem Measurements: 34.7 x 27.0 mm, Oval
Measurements: 41 x 34 mm
Chain Length: 3 Inches
This item has been acid tested in our shop to assure the quality of the metal. Each item has been identified and graded by a Graduate Gemologist, we have four brick and mortar storefronts in Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire and have been in business for over 25 years!
Antique Cameo Brooch with Safety Chain