Flora is not only a goddess but also a Latin word that means “flower.” Before she was a Roman goddess, Flora was a Greek goddess by the name of Khloris, and in Greek that doesn't mean “flower” but it does mean “green,” which is why the green stuff in leaves is called chlorophyll.
This extremely high relief cameo dates to the mid 19th century and was originally a stick pin. In excellent condition, she is ready to begin her life as a ring with a bang; 9 outrageous roses decorate her hair and a beautiful scrolling shank creates tension with the whrilpool motif of her swirling curls.
Materials and Features: coral cameo, 14k gold
Age/Origin: English, c. 1850
Measurements: 4.1 grams, Size 6.75
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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