The hallmark indicates that this item is 18K gold and imported. The carving is of a right side profile of a beautiful lady with roses and flowing hair. This is such a skillful carving that the carver used the natural characteristics in the organic Hard Stone to bring out the extra special details in the colors of this hard stone, hence the dark colored rosettes in her hair. Her nose, eye and pretty much every detail about this carving is done with precision. She is in a wide bezel setting with circular stamping on the forward-facing edge.
Surrounding the bezel is the frame. It is amazing, in my opinion.
It is covered in rose cut diamonds in a twisted ribbon form outlining the cameo. The diamonds are all original rose cuts set in yellow gold closed back bead prong settings. The inner portion is black enamel with additional black enamel accents at N, S, E & West.
This is an incredible work of art, for a special collector. The condition: I see a stress crack at the front, not the back of the cameo. I also see a very very small blemish on the inner ring of black enamel at roughly 7 O'Clock. Brooch 41.7 mm x 36 mm.Cameo in bezel setting: 28.7 mm x 22.5 mm. Outer frame with diamonds: about 8 mm wide. Diamonds: 100 Rose cut diamonds at roughly 2mm +/- each. Circa: 1890s imported to France, but I believe this is a much earlier carving.
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This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "annieokey" and is located in Saratoga, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.