The portrait of a Roman Centurion dressed in full regalia is hand carved in the burnt orange color top layer with his lily white wife just behind him in this masterfully conceived tri-color carnelian stickpin - circa 1890. The top measures 7/8 inch by 5/8 inch - the pin extends just short of 2 inche...(more)
A classical beauty is handcarved in artful and precise detail in this exemplary Victorian cameo brooch - circa 1875. This thick and translucent circular agate is tastefully outlined with a cobalt-blue enamel Greek-key design followed by a twisted rope inside a reflective 18 karat gold frame. This st...(more)
An intimidating pair of Roman Centurions are depicted in perspective, in different colors and in high relief in this tri-color (black, white and brown) Victorian cameo ring artfully rendered in two-tone 18 karat rose and yellow gold. Notice the deeply embossed design on the ring shank. Just over 1/2...(more)
This magnificent and sentimental Victorian mourning necklace centers on an angelic presence holding aloft a dove of peace, artfully hand carved in a glorious black & white hardstone cameo. The 20-inch necklace is composed of striking geometric links each studded with seed pearl-centered rose gol...(more)
A classic Victorian beauty with long curly tresses is masterfully handcarved in glorious black and white in this superb and sizable hardstone cameo presented in consummate Victorian style. The lovely open frame shimmers with eight natural pearls of varying sizes and is adorned all around with delica...(more)
A pair of ethereal muses, draped in diaphanous gowns, are artfully handcarved in banded carnelian agate in these 1-inch long and especially lovely Victorian earrings crafted in 10 karat gold with seed pearl accents. Circa 1880, enchanting.
One of the finest and most enchanting shell cameos we've seen. An ethereal pair of Greek Goddesses rise above a majestic dove and light up the night sky. Masterfully hand carved and simply presented in a scrolled openwork frame. 2 1/2 inches by 2 inches.
'Exquisite' barely begins to describe this exemplary Victorian period jewel. A magnificent hardstone cameo of a luscious butterscotch orange color depicts a mythological alabaster beauty wearing a winged headdress with a little visitor inhabiting her collar. The cameo is framed with 3.00 carats of g...(more)
A bearded gent from antiquity is handcarved in greyish-blueish white and dark brown banded agate and presented in a simple, straightforward 18 karat rose gold mounting in this classic antique ring, suitable for either gender. The intaglio measures 1/2 inch by 3/8 inch.
An ethereal Art Nouveau beauty inhabits a root beer colored frosted carnelian plaque in this enchanting Art Deco ring, geometrically crafted in bright 9 karat white gold - hence very likely of British origin. The carnelian intaglio alone measures 13/16 inch by 9/16 inch. A truly unique and ravishin...(more)
Intoxicated merriment is being had by all in this fantastical 2 1/2 inch wide, and superbly carved, shell cameo brooch presented in a filigree heart motif frame. Wish you were here?
A lovely Victorian lass is depicted in high-relief and presented in a hand-engraved hexagonal frame, in this very charming antique coral cameo ring, circa 1875.