Rare Belle Époque Lapis Lazuli Madonna Virgin Mary Cameo 18 Karat Gold Pendant
This unique hand-carved depiction of the Virgin Mary is crafted out of one piece of Lapis Lazuli, having masterfully used the different layers – Lazurite for the veil and cape and Calcite for the face and neck. Every detail of the face, neck and veil have been carved in a three dimensional and amazingly realistic image making this cameo a true masterpiece. The beautiful 18 karat yellow gold frame holding this wonderful cameo has three flowers on either side of the cameo and one at the bottom, embellishing the center piece. Even the back side of this pendant has amazing hand engraving, showing that the jeweler took great pride in completing a true piece of art. Even the bail has a small and detailed flower at its’ tip, matching the design of the pendant. A wonderful piece of jewelry, art and a true and rare collectible.