Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket

Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket

Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket

Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable on inspection. Gold setting has a bright patina with minor surface wear, no dents. Cameo carving is crisp and distinct without chipping or cracking to shell.

One original frame holds your photo in place. Bale is secure and original. Back of piece shows it might have been a brooch as well originally.

Locket panel stays firmly in place. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Addition of hand carved carnelian cameo is a special feature to locket. Etruscan influenced in its design, locket has raised elements in various shapes which catches and casts light dynamically. Oversized silhouette is solidly made with quality weight and feel in your hand. Locket has slightly puffy cache and lays flush when worn. Cameo jewelry dates back hundreds of years, recognized by a scene, person's profile, or a figure carved into a material with a raised relief. The most valuable cameos are carved by hand into shell, lava, or a natural gemstone like amethyst (not plastic or glass). Other factors that increase collectability are how rare the depiction is, the quality of the carving, and how high the relief is. The Etruscans were an ancient civilization in Italy, and in the 19th century, archeologists discovered the remains of the city - including exotic gold.

As a result, Victorian designers copied the style, and these Etruscan Revival pieces were worn by women looking for a worldly aesthetic. The style is noted for its intricate gold work that's wound across the surface of the piece. _gsrx_vers_1318 GS 8.4 (1318).

This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Cameos". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
Antique Victorian Etruscan Revival Yellow Gold Filled Natural Carnelian Locket