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19th Century French Hardstone Athena Cameo Brooch

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50-1-10463

Sale Price $3,555.00 - 10% Off Regular Price: $3,950.00
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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

She floats through the air with the greatest of ease - Athena, the goddess of wisdom, draped in a diaphanous shawl, inhabits the night sky accompanied and protected by her trusty owl, both illuminated by a crescent moon. Hand-carved in a translucent brownish-orange carnelian (sardonyx) plaque fancifully framed in 18K yellow gold and lustrous white natural pearls. From 19th century France. 1 7/8 by 1 1/4 inches.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 1/4 Inch
Width:
1 7/8 Inch
Height:
1/4 Inch
Gram Weight:
20.5 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Carnelian details
Cut/Shape:
Cameo Cut
Color:
Brown And Light Cream
Measurements:
37.00 x 21.00 x 4.72 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

39 Natural Pearls

Shape:
Oval, Side Drilled
Measurements:
2.00-3.65 mm
Color:
Cream

About Victorian Jewelry

The eclectic Victorians didn’t limit themselves when it came to motifs and themes—if it struck their fancy, they turned it into jewelry. Sweet and sentimental with a distinct romantic streak, Victorian gems expanded upon their Georgian predecessors. The array of styles that blossomed (sometimes quite literally) during this era endure to this day.

Jewelry Care

As with anything of value, especially sentimental value, taking good care of your vintage and antique jewelry from Lang will enhance its beauty and extend its lifespan. We encourage you to have your jewelry checked and cleaned by us or by your trusted local jeweler every six months, to ensure that each piece is in good wearable condition with all gemstones in place. It’s not uncommon for stones to loosen over time, and it’s much easier to tighten a loose stone than to replace a lost one! As stated in our Repair Policy, we strongly recommend that you allow us to perform any repairs, since our jewelers are specialists in restoring vintage and antique jewelry.

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