Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Stunning Victorian Sardonyx Cameo 10k Gold Pearl Pin/Pendant
Regular price $684.00
Presented is a stunning Victorian cameo 10k mourning pin or pendant. The piece is constructed of a base of carved onyx with the sardonyx cameo pinned atop the onyx in a gold setting. The cameo depicts a beautifully dressed young lady with upswept hair. A beautiful gold setting mounted with pearls surrounds the carved cameo. The pearls are real, natural pearls, and they are not cultured. The pin in the back is an old C clasp. The top back of the piece has a retractable hinged bale, so that it can be worn as a pendant. Another loop is needed to wear this piece as a pendant. This was made between 1870-1900. The piece is unmarked as is expected of an older piece of this sort. We have tested the piece with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 10k purity. The condition is good. The stone is in great shape. There might a chip to the lady's nose, but we are not sure. There is a small portion of gold missing at 9 o'clock, this is visible in the photos. There was a solder to the back and the pin is steel, which means that it has been replaced. There are no breaks, no cracks, no splits, no monograms, no monogram removals, and no repairs. The pin is approximately 1 3/4 by 1 1/8 inches.
The pin weighs 18 grams.