DescriptionVictorian Hardstone Cameo, Seed Pearl, Gold, Yellow Metal Jewelry
The lot includes: one ring with a chalcedony cameo measuring 27.00 x 17.85 mm, set in 14k gold (Size: 6, sizeable); one brooch with a sardonyx cameo measuring 23.75 x 17.45 mm, set in 14k gold having a yellow metal pinstem and catch (Dimensions: 1-3/8 inches x 1 inch); one brooch with a sardonyx cameo measuring 20.60 x 15.75 mm, and seed pearls, set in 14k gold (Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1-1/16 inches); one pendant with a sardonyx cameo measuring 17.55 x 12.50 mm, set in 14k gold (Dimensions: 1-7/8 inches x 1 inch); and one pendant-locket with a sardonyx cameo measuring 23.65 mm in diameter, framed by seed pearls, set in 14k gold having a yellow metal bail (Dimensions: 1-1/2 inches x 1-1/8 inches). Gross weight 48.60 carats.
Gem Type: Sardonyx, Chalcedony
Gem Shape: Carved
Gem Count: 1 - 25
Overall Condition: Good
Pearl Type: Seed
Pearl Surface: Slightly Blemished
Pearl Shape: Near Round
Pearl Color: Cream
Pearl Overtone: Rose
Pearl Luster: Good
Pearl Count: 49
Pearl Size: 1.50 mm to 1.95 mm
Notes: Ring tests as 14k. First brooch tests as 14k, pinstem and catch do not test as gold, evidence of lead solder on the reverse. Second brooch is marked B14K. Pendant tests as 14k, inscribed "Anna" on the reverse, shows tarnish commensurate with age. Pendant-locket tests as 14k, and the bail does not test as gold, completed by a round-shaped glass window on the reverse, one seed pearl is missing on the bail.
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