Gold, Onyx, Seed Pearl, Enamel & Diamond Cameo Brooch
This antique cameo is exquisite, a truly gorgeous piece of workmanship from the 1800's.
Carved of perfectly delineated red and white stone, the portrait depicted is sheer perfection, a woman with a Greco Roman profile and carefully intricate braids knotted at the back of her head.
This can be worn as a brooch, or as a pendant.
Cameo is the art of carving a layered material, creating a portrait or landscape with the difference in the colours.
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: 14K Yellow Gold
Gem: Red and White Onyx, 4mm Seed Pearls
Measurements of the piece: 45 x 37 mm
Black enamel diamond set border
Framed by a row of Cabochon Cut Seed Pearls