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Victorian Hard Stone Cameo and Diamond Brooch/Pendant

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50-1-10135

$2,450.00
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ABOUT THIS JEWELRY

Superbly hand-fabricated in rich 18K yellow gold during the latter-nineteenth century, this versatile Victorian jewel features a hand-carved cameo depicting a classical beauty in profile against a reddish-brown sardonyx or carnelian background. The cameo is lavishly presented in a sparkling frame composed of old mine and rose-cut diamonds set in buttercup and fleur-de-lis style settings. Circa 1890. Our model has a tiny chip at the end of her nose and the cameo is accordingly bargain priced.1.25 carats total diamond weight, 1 5/8 by 1 1/2 inches.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 5/8 Inch
Width:
1 1/2 Inch
Height:
9/16 Inch
Chain Length:
18 inches
Gram Weight:
23.3 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Gemstone Details Gemstone Details

10 Old Mine Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.85 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:
2.60-3.00 mm
Color:
I-J-K-L
Clarity:
SI-I1

30 Rose Cut Diamonds

Carat Weight:
0.40 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:
1.30-1.70 mm
Color:
I-J-K
Clarity:
VS-SI
Total Diamond Carat Weight:
1.25

About Vintage Jewelry

Like fine wine, fine jewelry also has a “vintage”—the design period or era from which it hails. Victorian or Edwardian, Art Deco or Retro, each piece in our collection has its own special pedigree. But just because one era ended and another began, it doesn’t mean that creative jewelry makers simply forgot the lessons of the past! Many of the jewels in our cases refuse to conform to a single design period, either by striking out on their own or showing the transition from one era to the next. When such daring dazzlers are over one hundred years old, they’re generally grouped in the antique category. Anything younger than that, but still made before 1970, fits the vintage label. Every iconic era yields both singular and transitional pieces, like the ones we’ve assembled here. Follow the link at the end of each section for more about the aesthetics and history of the period.

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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