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This Victorian lava cameo is a raised relief carving of the goddess Psyche, the Greek goddess of the soul who was married to Eros or Cupid, the god of love. You can see butterfly wings adorn her hair. 

The cameo has been set in sterling and repurposed to hold fifteen strands of off white freshwater pearls and a fantastic, green sapphire that is a soft sage color. The cameo measures 1 7/16" x 1 1/8".

If you are not familiar with lava cameos, they were very popular in the Victorian era when British ladies would go on 'Grand Tour' of Europe. They would visit Pompei and buy hand carved cameos that were made of the lava stone from Vesuvius. If they were in Pompei long enough, they would have a cameo carved of their own likeness. This is one of those 'Grand Tour' souvenirs. 

This piece only needs your wrist measurement to be finished with sterling French wire, crimps and a custom locking slide tube clasp.

To measure for a perfect fit, use our measuring diagram and instructions, included with the photographs.

Vintage Lava Cameo & Pearl Bracelet

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