1920's XLarge 14K White Gold Shell Cameo of Flora Diamond Habille Brooch Pendant
Here is a Rare lovely shell cameo brooch in Habille style: 1920's Large 14K White Gold Shell Cameo of Flora 0.10 Carat Old Mine Diamond Habille Brooch Pendant". This piece depicts a classical mythological subject, the goddess of flora.
In this cameo, Flora wears four roses in her hair and 3 on each shoulder. She has a Rarely seen headdress in 14k gold which holds a stunning Old mine cut diamond in the center. The cameo is set in a gorgeous 14k white gold filigree frame decorated with eight flowers in the fleur-de-lis style. The fleur-de-lis is a royal and regal design dating back centuries and is a beautiful symbol to use as a wedding theme, meaning "love with bloom". it has a 14k yellow gold pivoting bale, so it's both a pendant and Brooch combo.
In Roman mythology, Flora was a goddess of flower and the season of spring. Flora was a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology. However, being one among several fertility of goddesses, her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime. Flora's husband is Favonius, the wind god, and Hercules was her companion. Goddess Flora is one of the most popular mythological subjects that is often depicted in cameos. But this one is very special regarding the carving skills of the master-craftmanship, the size, the condition, and the Habille style that typically represents a particular time.
Measures: 2 1/4 inches in length, 1 7/8 inches in width, weighing 20.1 grams.
Materials: Carnelian Shell.
Setting: 14k white gold. There is a hallmark on the clasp. the clasp works just fine.
Weight: 20.1g (12.32dwt)
Condition: Very nice vintage condition, In as found condition, I have not polished it, only upon buyers request
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