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Blue Agate Victorian Cameo Pin/Brooch 18k Gold
Located in Montreal, QC
Superb Victorian Cameo Beauty and 18k gold & blue agate cameo brooch/pin. Set with old mine cut diamonds and 4 small pearls, circa 1880. 4cm x 3.2cm, unmarked, acid tested 18k. Weigh...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, 18k Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Gold Cameo Ring
Located in Chipping Campden, GB
The carved gentleman is set in simple claws and this is perched upon an 18carat gold shank. Ring Size: Q or 8 1/4 Panel Dimensions: 18x15mm Weight: 3.27g
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Antique 1880s Victorian More Rings

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Gold, Platinum

Victorian Coral Cameo Bib
Located in Riverdale, NY
Extraordinary coral cameo bib from the late 19th Century. Each cameo is finely carved in high relief and represents young women with flowing flower strewn hair. The frames of each ca...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Choker Necklaces

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Coral, 18k Gold

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H 3.5 in. W 15.5 in.
Wedgwood Victorian Cameo Bracelet
By Wedgwood
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite Victorian item manufactured by the English house Wedgwood during the second half of the 19th century, composed of a white on blue porcelain cameo representing the classi...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Bangles

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White Diamond, 18k Gold

Victorian Antique 18K Yellow Gold Italian Carved Shell Cameo Vintage Earrings
Located in Great Neck, NY
Dazzle yourself with these exquisite Victorian earrings featuring 18K yellow gold. Elegant and classy, this magnificent one of a kind earrings set is a classic representation of a ti...
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Antique Early 19th Century Victorian Drop Earrings

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Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian Hardstone Cameo Gold Brooch
Located in Riverdale, NY
Victorian high relief sardonyx cameo of maiden with hair wreath decoration. The wreath and dress closure are carnelian toned against her alabaster profile. Elegantly carved in high...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Agate, 18k Gold

Victorian Cameo Agate Brooch Pendant in 18k Gold and Silver
Located in PARIS, FR
Victorian cameo agate brooch pendant in 18 karat gold, the setting of diamonds is silver.  The cameo is in agate with two layers (brown and white), it adorns the center of the jewel...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Silver

Antique Victorian 18 Carat Gold Oriental Pearls Sardonyx Cameo Dangling Earrings
Located in Munich, Bavaria
This very elegant and stylish pair of dangling cameo earrings feature portrait busts of elegant ladies in classical ancient hair and headdress carved in 1860 ca. out of black and whi...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Dangle Earrings

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18k Gold

Victorian Hardstone Pearl Gold Cameo Suite
Located in New York, NY
Victorian elegance in an eminently wearable suite. The lacelike scrolled and granulation elements accented subtly with small pearls surround the finely sculpted profile of a bejewe...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Drop Earrings

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Chalcedony, 18k Gold

Coral cameos brooch and earrings in 18k gold, cameo brooch earrings set
Located in PARIS, FR
Coral cameos brooch earrings, in their original case, in yellow gold 18 karats, including a brooch and a pair of sleepers earrings, victorian era (Napoleon III period) The brooch (m...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian More Jewelry

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18k Gold

Antique Victorian Mourning 18 Karat Yellow Gold Jet Cameo with Diamonds
Located in San Francisco, CA
Um, wow! This is one amazing piece of jewelry!! I'm totally in love with it! Crafted in 18K Yellow Gold, and topped in Silver, this gorgeous piece of Mourning jewelry features a beau...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Silver

18 Karat Gold Yellow Italian Murano Glass Cameo Intaglio Victorian Pendant
By Damati
Located in New York, NY
New Victorian 18k Yellow Gold Yellow Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Pendant A cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an image in relief, with th...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Citrine, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Victorian 18 Carat Gold Hardstone Cameo Ring of Male Warrior
Located in St Helens, GB
A late Victorian period ring. Solid 18 carat yellow gold example. Designed with a rectangular black hardstone in simple gold setting. 14mm x 20mm head. Depicting a bust of a male war...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Solitaire Rings

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Gold

Superb Victorian Agate Cameo 18 Karat Gold Mythology Perseus Medusa Stickpin
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stickpin features an oval agate tablet measuring approximately 16.8 x 11.8 mm Translucent with striking white contrasting brown color Bezel set in a gold surround that can uniquely...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Gold, Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Cameo Onyx Set Bracelet Pendant Earrings 18 Karat Gold Original Box
Located in Herzelia, Tel Aviv
Victorian cameo set 1900 in its original box. Bracelet, earrings and brooch, that can be worn as a pendant too. Crafted of beautiful onyx, the intricate cameo resides in its 18K yell...
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Early 20th Century Victorian More Jewelry

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Onyx, Gold, 18k Gold

Rose Cut Diamond Cameo Pendant Brooch French 18 Karat Gold Victorian Hardstone
Located in New York, NY
This is a stunning Antique Hardstone Cameo Pendant Brooch, framed by Rose Cut diamonds and Pearls. The pendant is Silver atop 18 Karat Gold as was the custom of the period. The pin...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Diamond, Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Silver

Victorian Diamond Hand-Carved Moonstone Baby Cameo Ring
Located in Narberth, PA
A beautiful and very unusual moonstone ring from the Victorian (ca1885) era! This alluring piece is crafted in sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold and features a single moonstone ca...
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Antique 1880s Victorian More Rings

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Diamond, Moonstone, 18k Gold, Sterling Silver

18ct Gold Floral Cameo Necklace
Located in London, GB
Vintage 18ct 750 Gold Italian Necklace Floral Cameo is imitation Necklace is stamped 750 on base of cameo and on the chain ( with Italian Provence marks ) Necklace Oval pendant 15mm ...
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1990s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Gold

Victorian Cameo Bird Detailed Gold Bracelet
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Victorian cameo bird bracelet is finely crafted in 18K yellow gold. The engraving and hand work is one of a kind.
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Antique Early 1900s Retro Bracelets

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18k Gold

18kt White Gold French Victorian Style Cameo Brooch with Large Diamonds
Located in Antwerp, BE
In an openwork 18K white gold cadre, a meticulously carved hard stone cameo within this French Victorian style brooch with security chain. No detail has been spared to enrich this ...
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20th Century Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, White Gold

English Victorian Angelic Cameo Gold Frame Brooch by J. Mouhe
Located in Baltimore, MD
Cherubs dancing on clouds adorn this heavenly antique bull's mouth shell cameo brooch carved in mid century France by a Parisian by the name of J. Mouhe and set with an ornate 18K go...
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Antique Late 19th Century Early Victorian Brooches

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18k Gold, Gold

Large Victorian 18 Karat Gold GIA No Dye Carved Coral Cameo Pearl Brooch Pin
Located in Montclair, NJ
Here we have an antique brooch with an enhancer hook that was crafted from solid 18k yellow gold during the Victorian era. The brooch features a magnificent piece of natural coral th...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Coral, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gemolithos, Victorian, Hardstone Cameo, Pearl and Diamond Pendant-Brooch
Located in Munich, DE
Gemolithos, Victorian, hardstone cameo, pearl and rose´-cut diamond pendant-brooch. Circa 1880s. Measurements 85x37mm, weight: 27,3gr.
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Antique 1880s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Pearl, Natural Pearl, Agate, Diamond, 18k Gold

Antique Early Victorian Shell Cameo Gold Bracelet of Pan, circa 1840
Located in Baltimore, MD
Fantastic engraved 18K gold bracelet set with a shell cameo of the god Pan and presented in its original box. Pan was representative of fertility and sexuality in addition to being a...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Cuff Bracelets

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18k Gold

1880 Antique Sard Cameo 18 Karat Gold Bangle
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Carved agate cameo of a mythological female bust in profile. The oval sard cameo has been mounted in an 18K gold bangle in 1880's. size bangle: 6,2 cm (W) x 4,6 cm (L) size cameo: 4...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Bangles

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Agate, 18k Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Pink Coral Cameo Pendant
Located in Firenze, IT
Cameo depicting probably the Greek God Dionysus wearing a panther skin and bunch of grapes on the head. Size 55mm x 40mm
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Antique 1890s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k Rose Gold Vintage Oval Cameo Silhouette, Left Facing
Located in Southport, US
18k rose gold ring. This beautiful vintage oval cameo ring has an orange background with a creamy white foreground of a handsome classic silhouette, facing to the left, and set off w...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Fashion Rings

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18k Gold, Rose Gold

Antique 18kt Gold and Lava Cameo Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
The brooch composed of five vari-coloured oval carved in high relief to depict classical female. Brooch length 5,1cm.
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Gold, 18k Gold

Victorian Carved Agate Cameo Ring of Nubian Princess w/ Diamond Studded Accents
Located in Baltimore, MD
This lovely ring features a lovely cameo of a Nubian woman carved from banded agate. Our ring is crafted of 18K gold and the center features a Blackamoor cameo set on a band of 18K w...
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Antique 1860s Early Victorian More Rings

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Diamond, Agate, Amethyst, 18k Gold

Hardstone Cameo Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
Carved portrait of a lady within a gold set frame, length 3.3cm.
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Mars Cameo Sardonyx Gold Stick Pin France
Located in Munich, Bavaria
The oval cameo shows a profile carving of Mars in an 18k gold mount and pin. This piece of jewellery was made in France around 1870-1880.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary More Jewelry

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

18kt Yellow Gold Enemal and Cameo Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Cameo on agate depicting a roman emperor framed blue enamel mounted in 18kt yellow gold. Size 7 Weight:10.46gr.
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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Yellow Gold, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold and Cameo Bearded Man's Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Cameo on the shell depicting a bearded man in profile (25mm x 20mm) mounted in gold. Finger size 7 Weight : 13.4gr
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Antique 1870s Victorian Signet Rings

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Victorian Blue Enamel Pearl Changeable Necklace from Cameo Corner
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rich cobalt blue enamel meets the intricate design elements of the mid 1860's in this bold English historic piece. Complete with original box, including hair pin and brooch attachmen...
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Antique 1860s Etruscan Revival More Necklaces

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18k Gold, Silver

18 Karat Gold Blue Carved Italian Murano Glass Cameo Intaglio Link Bracelet
By Damati
Located in New York, NY
New Victorian Blue Carved Italian Murano Glass Cameo Intaglio Bracelet 18k Yellow Gold A cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an image in relief, wi...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Chain Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Moses Cameo Brooch
Located in New Orleans, LA
The legendary Michelangelo's Moses is meticulously recreated in this 19th-century cameo brooch. Crafted of beautiful onyx, the intricate cameo resides in its 18K yellow gold mounting...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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H 1.5 in. W 1.25 in.
Victorian 15 Karat Yellow Gold and Carnelian Cameo Brooch, circa 1880s
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian 15kt yellow gold and carnelian cameo brooch decorated with freshwater pearls and black enamel. Made in England Circa 1880 Tested positive for 15kt gold and sterling...
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Antique 1880s Brooches

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Carnelian, Freshwater Pearl, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Green Carved Italian Murano Glass Cameo Intaglio Bracelet 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Damati
Located in New York, NY
New Victorian Green Carved Italian Murano Glass Carved Intaglio Bracelet 18k Yellow Gold A cameo, an intaglio is created by carving below the surface to produce an image in relief, ...
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Antique 18th Century Victorian Chain Bracelets

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18kt Gold Silver Old Diamond Pink Sapphire and Cameo Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
Depicting Dionysus with vine leaves and grapes, lenght 6,5cm, Holland mark. Fitted case by Calderoni Milano.
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Antique 1870s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pink Sapphire, Gold, 18k Gold, Silver

Sardonyx Portrait Cameo Brooch, 1870's
Located in Firenze, IT
Depicting a lady in profile, facing right, wearing a wreath in her upswept curling hair, mounted as a brooch with a half-pearl, diameters 6.0cm x 4.9cm
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Antique 1870s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Amethyst Cameo Saint John the Baptist Bishop Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Episcopal ring in 18kt yellow gold decorated with cameo on amethyst depicting Saint John the Baptist 19th century period. Finger size 6 1/2 Weight 6,9gr.
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Antique 1890s Victorian Signet Rings

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Amethyst, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

18k White Gold Genuine Natural Agate Stone Cameo Diamond Pendant '#J2463'
Located in Big Bend, WI
18k White Gold Genuine Natural Agate Stone Cameo Diamond Pendant (#J2463) 18k white gold black and white hard stone cameo pendant. It is finely made and it features a large oval bla...
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20th Century Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, Diamond, White Gold

Tortoise Cameo Pendant Pin of Sincere Beauty 18 Karat Yellow Gold MV Carved
Located in Laguna Hills, CA
Beautiful Cameo made of natural tortoise captures the lovely ladies sincere beauty. The pendant is 2" long by 1.75 " wide. Cameo is Bezeled in a 14 karat yellow gold framed with a pi...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

19th Century Shell Cameo Necklace
Located in Firenze, IT
Composed of two ovals depicting classical busts in wire-work surrounds. Lenght : 45cm
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Antique 1890s Victorian Drop Necklaces

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18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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L 17.72 in.
Coral Cameo and Diamond Cluster Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
An antique coral cameo and diamond cluster ring, the cameo measuring approximately 13×11 mm, depicting the front figure, claw-set to the centre of an brilliant-cut diamond-set cluste...
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Antique 1890s Victorian Fashion Rings

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Coral, Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Poetry in Stone, an Antique Italian Cameo
Located in Stamford, CT
We were told but cannot yet confirm that the refined image is likely a poet. Certainly this was a familiar historic image to the people in Victorian Europe. Any comments are welcome....
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Antique 1860s Victorian More Rings

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Agate, 18k Gold

Antique Hardstone and Diamond Yellow Gold Cameo Brooch
Located in Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne
A stunning, fine and impressive antique hardstone and 0.68ct diamond, 18 karat yellow gold cameo brooch; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewelry collections. This f...
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Antique 1880s Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique French Cameo Pearl and Diamond Gold Brooch
Located in London, GB
A hard stone cameo brooch, set with a cameo of a Roman woman's head, carved in high relief, onto a grey background, in a gold frame with a black enamelled surround, set with natural ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Diamond, Pearl, 18k Gold

Agate Cultured Pearl and Gold Cameo Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
Centering an agate cameo carved to depict a female profile, the frame with gold and seed pearls. Original case Lenght: 5cm x 4cm Weight: 23.7gr.
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Antique 1870s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, Cultured Pearl, Gold, 18k Gold

A 19th Century Oval Hardstone Cameo Brooch
Located in Firenze, IT
The agate carved to depict the portrait of a lady in profile, to a beaded surround set with half pearls, brooch length 5.5cm. Weight: 33,22gr.
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Brooches

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Antique Gold and Cameo Bishop’s Pendant Dated 1842
Located in Firenze, IT
A carnelian cameo representing Saint Peter in profile in a yellow gold 750 pendant setting Height: 4 cm; Total gross weight: 12.25g In original case with the Cardinal Mastai-Ferret...
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Antique 1840s Victorian Pendant Necklaces

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Agate, 18k Gold, Gold

19th Century Hardstone Cameo Habillé Brooch / Pendant
Located in Firenze, IT
A late 19th century 18ct gold sardonyx cameo brooch/pendant, wearing ruby and diamond highlight jewellery. In gold frame with Greek key pattern detail. Length 6.0cm Weight: 40gr.
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Antique 1890s Victorian Brooches

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

19th Century Agate Cameo Of A Lady Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Oval, facing left, mounted in gold, ring size 16, length 30mm, width 25mm
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Antique 1890s Victorian Signet Rings

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

GEMOLITHOS Antique Cameo Agate and Pearl Earrings, 1860s
Located in Munich, DE
Antique Cameo Agate & Pearl earings. 1860´s
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Antique 1860s Victorian Dangle Earrings

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Agate, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

Antique 18th Century 15 Karat Yellow Gold Carved Hardstone Cherub Cameo Ring
Located in New York, NY
Antique 18th Century 15K Yellow Gold Carved Hardstone Cherub Cameo ring c.1780 Size 7.5 1.4 grams
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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Yellow Gold

19th Century Gold and Agate Cameo Ring
Located in Firenze, IT
Oval, depicting the profile of a man with curling hair, facing left, wearing robes, within a yellow gold mount, cameo length 2.3cm, width 1.7cm, ring size 7 1/2
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Antique Early 19th Century Victorian Signet Rings

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Gold

Gemolithos Antique Shell Cameo Gold Brooch-locket, circa 1870s
Located in Munich, DE
GEMOLITHOS Antique Shell Cameo Gold Brooch-locket, circa 1870s, 5,4gr. and circa 2,5cm. depicting `The night of Thorvaldsen`. The reliefs Night and Day that hang opposite each other...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Victorian Brooches

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18k Gold

Antique 2-Layer Agate Cameo Bangle Bracelet, Late 19th Century
Located in Firenze, IT
The oval cameo carved of white and black agate to depict a young maiden in three-quarters profile, with fine detailing to the flowing hair, jewelry and Empire style dress, bezel-se...
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Antique 1870s Victorian Bangles

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Agate, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Mid 19th Century Coral Cameo Panel Bracelet, Circa 1840
Located in Firenze, IT
The twelve graduated coral cameos each carved to depict a classical maiden, mounted in gold frames, connected by chain links, and sliding clasp, length 19cm.,
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Link Bracelets

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Coral, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Gemolithos Beautiful Cameo Agate, Natural Pearl and Diamond Bracelet, 1880s
Located in Munich, DE
Cameo Agate, Beautiful Natural Pearl & Diamond Bangle-Bracelet, 1880´s Cameo measurements 22x17mm, weight: 37.82gr. Inner dimensions of bracelet: 54x50mm
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Bangles

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Agate, Diamond, Natural Pearl, 18k Gold

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18k Victorian Cameo For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the 18k victorian cameo you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Every item for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using Gold, 18k Gold and Yellow Gold. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. Finding the perfect 18k victorian cameo may mean sifting through those created during different time periods — you can find an early version that dates to the 18th Century and a newer variation that were made as recently as the 21st Century. A 18k victorian cameo from Damati, Tiffany & Co. and Carlo Giuliano — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured accessory — is worth considering. A 18k victorian cameo can make for a versatile accessory, but a selection from our variety of 41 Agate versions can add an especially stylish touch. A round cut version of this piece has appeal, but there are also oval cut and rose cut versions for sale. If you’re browsing our inventory for a 18k victorian cameo, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for unisex and men.

How Much is a 18k Victorian Cameo?

On average, a 18k victorian cameo at 1stDibs sells for $3,800, while they’re typically $396 on the low end and $42,837 for the highest priced versions of this item.

A Close Look at Victorian Jewelry

The reign of Queen Victoria encapsulates a quickly evolving period of history — and jewelry styles were no exception. No single period has seen such a diverse group of jewelry attributed to it than the Victorian era. Today, there is a vast collection of authentic Victorian jewelry and watches on 1stDibs.

Victorian jewelry is named after Queen Victoria, whose reign lasted from 1837 to 1901, making her the second longest-ruling monarch. (She was surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II in 2015.) During this time, different styles of fashion and jewelry came and went. Thanks to our fascination with royalty and swoon-worthy melodramas like Netflix’s The Crown — which is rife with evocative fashion, jewelry and interiors — and the 2017 feature film Victoria & Abdul, we are all familiar with her story. After the death of Victoria’s father and three childless uncles, she ascended to the throne at age 18. In 1840, Queen Victoria married the love of her life, her first cousin Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Queen Victoria loved serpentine jewels, and she had even more power to shape trends than Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle do today. The British monarch’s best-known piece in this mold is the gold coiled-snake engagement ring she received from Prince Albert — the sinuous reptile was considered a symbol of everlasting love.

The Queen's 63-year reign has been divided by historians into the Romantic period, the early happy years, circa 1837–60; the Grand period, marked by the deaths of the Queen’s mother and husband, circa 1860–80; and the late Victorian or Aesthetic period, which lasted from about 1880 until 1901 and ushered in the Belle Epoque. Queen Victoria wore her heart on her sleeve, and her fashion and jewelry reflected her emotions.

Romantic period jewelry, which featured common decorative motifs and was embellished with seed pearls, coral and turquoise, was a celebration of the young monarch’s love. Everything changed with the death of Prince Albert, and the Grand period is is most often associated with mourning jewelry. Jewelry was smaller, lighter and more dainty during the late Victorian period. During this era, diamonds came into fashion, and semiprecious gems such as amethysts and opals became prevalent, too. Using gemstones for their natural beauty and not their worth was something that jewelers of the era felt passionate about, and this ideology would really become relevant in Art Nouveau jewelry.

On 1stDibs, explore the most extraordinary original Victorian jewelry — from rings, necklaces and brooches to a range of other accessories.