Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Brittania necklace - SGD 150 - Sold

Inspired by the fascinating world of ancient Greco-Roman culture, here is a sumptuous show-stopper of a necklace lavished in classical elegance.
This amazing cameo brooch pin has the portrait of a regal Roman lady carved in hematite or its costume version (hematine). I sourced it along with some other cool finds at Port Adelaide's Antiques Market (the first thing the somewhat ancient granny behind the booth said to me was this was a very very old piece though she didn't specify how old!) The cameo is set in an ornate intricately filigreed frame with a high relief and is surrounded by turquoise and pearl accents. A stunning relic from the past!
AAA grade deep blue lapis lazuli with gold flecks and moonstone rondelles are hand-linked alongside gorgeous large fresh water pearls, petite black agate barrels and robin-blue faux turquoise nuggets. Lace rose motif in midnight noir, vintage medium vitrail crystal with moonstone briolettes and their brilliant flashes. The shortest strand measures approx. 19" long with the longest strand at 27". Toggle closure at side. 14k gold-filled components. 

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