Gold, Onyx, Seed Pearl, Enamel & Diamond Cameo Brooch

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

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St Petersburg Gallery






Estate & Modern Jewellery, Vintage Watches, Old Silver & Fine Art




We buy, sell and consign fine jewellery since 1984





03 9663 6050


Store location:

18 Manchester lane, Melbourne 3000


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