An early Victorian high relief lava and 14k gold necklace with a modern 10k gold chain.
We love it when old items get a new life. An antique single earring consisting of a lava cameo set in a 14k gold setting came into our possession. The gorgeous high relief carved lava cameo is in a great condition and it is quite rare to see these pieces so intact. The 14k gold mounting is almost fully covered by a beautiful dark patina. We estimate time of production of this gorgeous piece to the mid to late 1800s. We took the earring and added a modern era 10k yellow gold chain that was distressed to be closer in color to the cameo. I think the result came out beautifully and now someone can enjoy this beautiful historical item for years to come
Gold: tested 14k yellow gold, chain hallmarked 10k
Dimensions: 24x20mm pendant, chain 16"
Total Weight: 3.2g
Hallmarks: unmarked, tested 14k gold; chain hallmarked 10k
Condition: estate item in condition consistent with wear and age, multiple prior repairs to gold mounting some bends and dings, cameo in great condition
Items included: a lovely new ring box