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Victorian Medusa Cameo Pendant / Brooch

SKU

90-1-13122

$1,275.00
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ABOUT THIS NECKLACE

The ill-fated Medusa Gorgona. According to Greek mythology, the once beautiful and only mortal of the three Gorgon sisters got on the bad side of the goddess Athena, who punished her with a hideous appearance and snakes for hair. After this unwanted makeover, Medusa was able to turn any onlooker into stone. And now, she is captured for all time, not in stone, but in this lovely shell cameo pendant/brooch. Carved with exquisite detail, her expression is wistful as she perhaps contemplates the course of her life--as we all do from time to time. A fascinating collectable. Hand fabricated in 18K gold, it suspends from a fine 18-inch cable chain.

Details

Materials:
18 Karat Yellow Gold
Length:
1 9/16 Inch
Width:
1 Inch
Height:
3/16 Inch
Chain Length:
18 Inch
Gram Weight:
7.1 Grams
Period:
Victorian
Center Shell details
Cut/Shape:
Cameo Cut
Color:
Browmiosh Pink, Light Cream
Measurements:
23.00 x 30.00 x 3.40 mm

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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