This is a gorgeous antique hand carved coral cameo with great detail work on the carving and also on the setting surrounding it, set in a gold hand carved bezel setting, carved, to look like granulation, which the cameo overlaps at the bottom and top; it seems to be growing organically out of its setting. The face is cherubic from some views and an adult woman from other views.
It's so sculptural it looks different all the time. The diamonds are a dozen rose cut diamonds set in sterling or white gold.
In those times they didn't have white gold so I think it's sterling with the yellow gold. The granulated bezel and the back and the bail are in yellow gold.This is a rare old example, an exceptionally beautiful cameo pendant with beautiful workmanship. I've always felt honored to own it, somehow. It is so very old, so very lovely and rare. It is 1-1/8" long with the bail, over 3/4" long without the bale, 5/8 wide. It's a true treasure. There's just one of these wonderful pendants in the whole world. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.
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