Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Victorian 14k Gold Onyx Cameo Of A Beautiful Woman Pendant Brooch Etruscan Style
Regular price $676.80
Presented is a lovely Victorian gold and onyx cameo pendant/brooch. The cameo depicts a beautiful woman in profile with her hair done up, and is quite detailed, down to her refined features and the drop earrings she wears. The gold setting is reminiscent of a fancy mirror frame, and features fine gold ropetwist wirework and beading against matte finish gold. The brooch has an old style clasp as well as a retractable bail so it can be worn as a pendant. The brooch is in great overall condition. There is a tiny flake to the edge of the black stone, at about the 11 o'clock position, but this is very hard to notice. The details of the carving are nice and crisp, with no major chips, no cracks, and no breaks. The gold wirework and beaded decoration is all intact. The clasp closes nicely. There are no breaks and no repairs. We have tested this piece with nitric acid and guarantee it to be 14 karat gold. The pendant measures about 1 3/4 inches including the bail/loop at the top. This piece weighs 11.3 grams.