Antique early Victorian 9k rose gold (STRONG rose color) sardonyx hardstone cameo brooch pin necklace pendant. Exquisite detail and very high quality construction. Measures 2" x 1-1/4" and weighs 9.2 grams. With 8 tiny bead set seed pearl accents. Hinged folding bail on the back allows for wear as brooch or pendant. Protective capped safety clasp. In outstanding extremely well babied condition. The hard-stone sardonyx cameo has lovely detail and is hand carved from one single piece of stone, the carver having oriented the cutting to reveal the natural color variation in the layers that go from a black background to a white foreground. Typical of the majority of authentic Victorian jewels (particularly hand crafted pieces such as this), the piece is not gold hallmarked, but it has been carefully tested to guarantee minimum 9K solid gold content/quality. Circa 1860-80. STUNNING!