14k White Gold & Carved Green Sardonyx Cameo Stickpin
Presented is a very nice 14K white gold and carved sardonyx cameo stickpin. The
cameo is carved from a green and white sardonyx stone and depicts a woman with
a large, soft bun of hair at the base of her neck. The cameo is very nicely
set in a heavy, engraved white gold bezel setting. The stickpin comes with a
cap for greater security when worn.
acid and guarantee it to be 14K gold.
The condition is excellent. The cameo is carved in such a way that the area
in front of her eye and cheek is carved at a lower depth, to represent her nose
and to give greater depth to the relief carving. This is intentional, and was
a common technique used in carving a nose in cameos. The tip of her nose and
the top of her right shoulder both have had a small chip. There are no breaks,
no cracks, no splits, no dents, no other chips and no repairs.
The stickpin measures 2 1/2 inches.
The weight is 2.6 grams.