Diana, goddess of the hunt, is superbly hand carved (much nicer than most) in this mythological (though absolutely real!) cameo brooch and pendant combo, dating from early last century. She's is modestly presented in a simple 14K yellow gold bezel frame. 2 3/8 by 1 3/4 inches.
A profile of a classical beauty is hand carved into the pretty pink 2.25 carat topaz intaglio, accentuated with a dramatic black enamel bezel surround. On the flip side, our lady is safely protected under her cabochon dome. The hallmarks suggest Vatican City (just a stone's throw from Roma, Italy wh...(more)
One need only watch a major league baseball game to see that full beards are making a momentous comeback, and here we have a model specimen of this great American pastime - beard growing. Although, instead of a ball cap, this odd fellow seems to be wearing an old-fashioned leather football helmet. T...(more)
A triumvirate of intimidating Roman Centurions are revealed from a single stone, in very high-profile and in three distinct colors - rusty maroon, deep brownish-peach, and white - and against a black backdrop, in this superb and striking antique cameo ring. The simple gold ring is of early-to mid-19...(more)
This ravishing, rare and wonderful suite of frutti de mare, by way of early-to-mid-19th century Italia, presents eleven deep orangy-salmon-colored coral cameos, carved in high relief, depicting as many classical Mediterranean beauties. The five necklace cameos are connected by a fabulo...(more)
A profile of a bejeweled Victorian beauty is intricately hand carved in high-contrasting black & white onyx and presented in a classic rose-yellow gold Victorian frame with foliate hand engraving and four tiny, lustrous seed pearls. Consummate Victoriana, circa 1880. 1 3/4" by 1 3/8".
A classical beauty with alabaster white skin, curly tresses and flowing ribbons with apricot highlights is skillfully carved in profile in this sizable (2 1/8 high by 1 3/4 wide) and stunning shell cameo framed in 14K gold with elaborate floral hand engraving. Consummate Victoriana - circa 1875.
A slenderized Modigliani-esque bella donna, carved in orangy-salmon colored coral, is accompanied north and south by a pair of sparkling European-cut diamonds in this strikingly lovely, 1 1/16 inch long, navette shape dinner ring crafted in sturdy two-color 9K gold. Ring size 5 1/2.
Five exceptional and very early cameos (plus a small one for the clasp), each with two-tone carvings atop translucent agate, depicting classical laureate Roman busts, are assembled for an impressive effect in this rare and wonderful early-to-mid-nineteenth century century bracelet, presumably of Ita...(more)
An exquisitely ornamented pair of late-nineteenth century Italianate style earrings featuring two finely carved shell cameos of classical ladies framed with lovely scrolling grapevine appliqués, suspended from beautifully rendered individual grape leaves. A delicate fringe detail adds a pretty fini...(more)
A handsome Victorian ring featuring a grandly scaled (1 1/4 inches long by 1 inch wide) cameo hand-carved in rich dark Carnelian. The charming cameo depicts Ceres, ancient Roman goddess of agriculture and the harvest and is cleverly, slightly, concave to protect it from damage. Hand fabricated in 14...(more)
A classical beauty with a noble visage and alabaster skin is masterfully depicted in high-relief in this exemplary Victorian hardstone (agate) cameo brooch - circa 1875. Her striking profile is framed in jet black enamel dotted with natural button pearls (one of which was replaced at a later time) b...(more)