Circa 1890 Italian carved onyx cameo brooch/ pendant. Carved white to black with head of a beauty in profile mounted on an 18k rose gold bezel. The repoussé 18K rose gold frame is simple but elegant. The carving is intricately cut to emphasize the curls in her hair, details of her dress and delicate features of her face. There is a pendent bail on the back that allows it to be used as a brooch or pendent making it a versatile fashion accessory.
17.8 dwt 28 grams