Antique Silver Italian Mourning Cameo & Chain
A beautiful young maiden carrying a basket of grapes is being lovingly guided by a small angel who is touching her shoulder. Both figures have wings as to illustrate the passing of the maiden and her assent to heaven. The oval cameo is hand etched and set in an 800 silver frame that has been gold washed. In very good condition considering it's age. There are NO cracks or breaks to cameo or metal work. There is some very light loss of gold to edges. The lock is in perfect working order and the pin has slight bend from use that does not interfere with wear. The chain included is 17.5 inches in length. The cameo loop swivels to allow for folding when worn as a pendant. A beautiful little piece of history that would make a lovely gift for someone who is grieving a loss. Very light so it can be worn on a scarf, sweater, hat or as a collar pin.
* Solid 800 Silver (stamped)
* Etched Shell Cameo
* No Maker's Mark
* Measures approx. 1 1/4" inch tall x 1" inch wide
* 4.93 grams (Cameo)
* 7.51 grams (Cameo & Chain)
* 17.5" inch 18k Gold Fill Chain
* Circa early 1900's
Silver assists in increasing perception and helps to regulate emotional and intuitive energies. It provides for a very strong connection between the physical and astral bodies. It can be used as a mirror to the soul, one to stimulate seeing oneself from outside of the body.
Silver, when used with gemstones, is able to both attract and retain those qualities which are emitted by the stone. The silver provides a steadying influence. It performs a balancing act by drawing negativity from the body while transferring the positive energies of other minerals. Silver is also known to enhance the powers of the moon and is excellent for use in energizing other stones during the full and new moons.
A cameo is a gemstone carved in a raised relief that features landscapes, mythological figures, or most notably, portraits of women's profiles. These hand-carved, detailed reliefs are typically set in gold or silver and used to adorn pieces of jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, pendants and rings.
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