Ashley Zhang Jewelry

Late Victorian R Initial Pendant

There are two types of gemstone carving that exist like a married couple: cameos and intaglios. A cameo typically reflects a small scene or figure carved in relief, so it protrudes out towards the wearer. In contrast, an intaglio is carved into a gemstone to create a hollow recessed image. They can be worn with the concave carving facing the wearer or turned over, to reveal an engraved image floating below a smooth surface. This intaglio is of the initial letter R in sard chalcedony, set in 14 karat yellow gold. Bold and powerful, this pendant is a special find! This piece is great to wear casually on its own, or to layer with your chain and charm collection!

  • 14 karat yellow gold
  • Sard Chalcedony Intaglio with Letter R Initial
  • 4.22 grams
  • 1.28in length (including bail) x 0.73in width x 0.14in depth
  • Circa 1890. No hallmark.


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