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French Victorian Diamond and Pearl Cameo Brooch

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50-1-10449

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

Beautiful, formidable, and sporting her signature crescent crown, the Titan Greek goddess of the moon, Selene (best known for her affair with the beautiful mortal, Endymion), is artfully handcarved in striking relief against gleaming black chalcedony in this exceptional Victorian-era cameo from France. Her profile is framed by glinting rose-cut diamonds in blackened settings, in turn surrounded by a scalloped golden halo set with small lustrous white natural half-pearls intersected with four diamond-set shield shapes. Selene was said to have driven a team of oxen and her lunar crescent was likened to a pair of bull's horns. The perfect accessory for your power suit. Hand fabricated in rich 18K gold, French hallmark. Measures 1 13/16 inches in diameter.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 13/16 Inch
Width:
1 13/16 Inch
Height:
3/8 Inch
Gram Weight:
29.2 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Chalcedony details
Cut/Shape:
Cameo Cut
Color:
Brownish Grey And White
Measurements:
25.00 x 25.00 x 3.20 mm
Additional Details Additional Gem Details

71 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.60 carat Because mountings prohibit full and accurate observation of gem quality and weight, all data pertaining to mounted gems can be considered as approximate unless accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate (AGL, EGL, GIA). Unless otherwise stated, all colored stones and pearls are assumed to be subject to a relatively stable and possibly undetected color and/or clarity enhancement.
Measurements:
0.80-2.40 mm
Color:
H-I-K
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
0.60

20 Seed Pearls

Shape:
Half, Button And Round
Measurements:
3.40-3.50 mm
Color:
Light 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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