Hand carved bone Cameo, faceted Garnets, creamy white Moonstone and Sterling Silver.
This is an absolutely gorgeous hand carved bas relief cameo. Each feature is clear, crisp and masterfully created. The details in the roses, leaves, butterfly, the young woman's hair, lips, earrings, necklace are so fine and perfectly depicted. Her expression is soft, loving and gentle. The master artist who created this work of art created a woman with a personality – and that takes tremendous skill.
The pendant is 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches with a 2 1/2 inch drop. The cameo is bordered with sterling silver with a sterling silver bezel.
The necklace of beautiful faceted dark red garnets sparkles as the light bounces of each plane. Tiny rainbow moonstone gems add a touch of elegance. The necklace is 16 1/2 inches long with a 3 1/2 inch sterling silver extender chain and a sterling silver lobster clasp.
Victorian ladies discovered the cameo while traveling in Italy. It rapidly become a classic piece of jewelry associated with that and the Edwardian fashion periods.
We paired this wonderful cameo with garnets and moonstones, also much prized during these periods. We brought in the modern elements by using faceted gemstones, a clean, straightforward sterling silver extender chain and a sterling silver lobster clasp.
Garnets are January's birthstone and Moonstone is April's
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