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Victorian 9ct Yellow Gold Lava Cameo Brooch

Victorian 9ct Yellow Gold Lava Cameo Brooch

Regular price £395.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £395.00 GBP
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Lava Cameos are simple, yet beautiful, monochrome cameos that date back to the seventeenth century. They are made of grey, brown, white or putty color igneous rock. These materials are quite abundant and easier to carve than shell or hardstone and were therefore less expensive at the time than either shell or hardstone.

Currently, antique lava cameos rival shell cameos for beauty, desirability and price. Victorians traveling to Italy were eager to obtain and wear one of these unusual pieces, which served as a sign that they were well-traveled. Unfortunately, because they are not as durable as shell or hardstone, they can easily shatter if dropped; many of them did not survive. 

Hallmark- No hallmarking

Brooch pin on the reverse.

Safety chain for extra security.

This amazing jewel will arrive in one of our sleek, signature Eloise Jewellery boxes. Your package will also include an individual Eloise Jewellery care card, explaining the maintenance of gold jewellery. After purchasing, we also offer our clean and polish service if and when you need it for your jewellery. 

The Eloise boutique and jewellery workshop is situated in the coastal town of Kirkcaldy in Fife, Scotland. We opened in 1996 and are a trusted name in our area, winning the award of Best Gift Shop in Scotland 2017 and Best Craft or Creative Business in Fife 2018. Everything we list we have for sale in the boutique, all goods are genuine and as described.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch, we have an onsite jewellery workshop with experienced jewellers on-hand to cater to your needs, the possibilities are endless! 

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