Dog Cameo

$1,116.00 $1,395.00

Blue agate cameo carving of a dog profile. The dog appear to be happy, he has floppy ears and big eyes. The carving is excellent, very realistic, fur-like details on the dog's chest.  Bezel set in 14K yellow gold setting with a rope embellishments with hinged bail. 

Could be worn as a brooch or a pendant. 


Weight: 11.14gr


Material:Blue Agate Cameo

Metal: 14K Yellow Gold

Besides carving into a shell, the agate stone is also popular for carving cameos. Agate is micro-crystalline quartz. It is popular because of its durability, compared to the conch shell. Ancient Greek and Roman jewelers carved cameos out of agate, while the Italians were known for their shell cameos. The oldest agate cameo found dates back to around 200 B.C. Although agate gemstones come in a variety of colors, blue is the most popular. Carving the white into the different layers allows for interesting shadows to enhance features of the image.