An exquisitely carved coral cameo set in a minimal gold mounting. The cameo of a medieval looking man with tight curls and cloth gathered beneath his chin predates the setting by nearly a century.
10k gold (tests), coral
c. 1880 mounting, c. 1800 coral cameo
7.75, can be resized; 1.65cm head, 2.1mm shank
1837 — 1901
please note:Terms of Sale
Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.
Coral jewelry has been worn as an amulet of protection against ailments and danger since ancient Rome.