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Victorian Lava Stone Bacchante Cameo Brooch

SKU

50-1-10866

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ABOUT THIS BROOCH

This remarkable--and sizable--lava stone cameo, masterfully hand carved in high relief, depicts the proto-party girl Bacchante, the female follower of Bacchus (aka Dionysus), the god of wine and fertility. Her hair is symbolically adorned with grapes and grape leaves, and she is artfully framed with a lovely hand-engraved scroll design hand fabricated in warmly burnished 18K yellow gold. A superb and stunning mid-Victorian treasure, measuring an impressive 2 7/16 by 2 inches.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold, 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
2 1/2 Inch
Width:
2 Inch
Height:
1/2 Inch
Gram Weight:
44.6 Grams
Period:
Victorian

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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