Pietra dura translates to "hard stone" in Italian and refers to a mosaic technique dating back to Roman times.
In the Victorian era, this particular style of jewelry came into fashion again and the most popular designs were floral images like the one depicted in this piece, which dates from around the 1870s.
Unmarked but tested as 14k gold.
+++ Measurements +++
The oval frame measures approx. 1 1/8" x 5/8"
+++ Condition +++
Lovely condition overall with some minor flaws to note:
- Hairline fracture on one side, not very visible and the stones are still secure
- Some faint scratches or surface fractures, again, barely visible upon magnified inspection and do no affect the integrity of the piece
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.