The jewelry designers of the Art Deco period embraced modernism and the advances in technological innovation and machinery. A new genre of design was born – bold, geometric shapes with clean lines and symmetry, providing a more industrial feel.
Cameos, or carved profile portraits, have been used as decorative accessories since Ancient Rome. However, they made a huge comeback during the Victorian period, following through to the Art Deco period and beyond.
Featuring a Greco-Roman bust of a young woman, this gorgeous example is massively scaled with a hand-faceted inset cameo bezeled within a stunning pierced setting.
Materials and Features: 14k gold
Age/Origin: Art Deco
Measurements: Size 5, 7.8 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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