ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CAMEO MARCASITE NECKLACE STERLING SILVER CIRCA 1900
This beautiful Cameo and Marcasite necklace is set in Sterling Silver, Circa 1900.
The necklace boasts a well executed Cameo, which is hand-carved.
The Cameo is surrounded by Marcasites in a pierced Silver Motif.
It is surrounded by a pierced and elaborate Silver motif, set with sparkling rose-cut Marcasites.
Marcasite jewellery has been made since the time of the Ancient Greeks. It was particularly popular in the 18th century, the Victorian era and with Art Nouveau jewellery designers. Marcasite's are also known as black Diamonds. They sparkle and shimmer just like real Diamonds.
The chain is an unusual and attractive design, it is a flat chain, it lies comfortably around the neck, and has an pattern of swirls.
It shows fabulous craftsmanship.
It weighs 10.3 grams.
The necklace measures 18 inches.
The pendant measures 21mm across x 40mm down.
Excellent condition all round.