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Antique Shell Cameo Brooch Large Victorian

£460.00

Nike Goddess of Victory 9ct Gold Scroll 3″ Shell Brooch

Stunning large Victorian shell cameo brooch

Beautifully carved the oval cameo depicts Nike the Greek goddess of Victory.

Mounted in 9ct gold it is surrounded by elegant scroll detail

This fabulous brooch looks amazing when worn

  • 8cm x 5cm ( 3″ x 2″ )
  • It date to the late Victorian period (circa 1890)
  • Weight an impressive 27 grams
  • Test 9ct gold
  • With safety chain
  • In excellent original condition
  • They come in the presentation box illustrated
  • our ref: 22255

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    Nike Goddess of Victory 9ct Gold Scroll 3″ Shell Brooch

    Stunning large antique shell cameo brooch genuine Victorian carved brooch

    Beautifully carved the oval cameo depicts Nike the Greek goddess of Victory.

    Mounted in 9ct gold it is surrounded by elegant scroll detail

    This fabulous brooch looks amazing when worn

    • 8cm x 5cm ( 3″ x 2″ )
    • It date to the late Victorian period (circa 1890)
    • Weight an impressive 27 grams
    • Test 9ct gold
    • With safety chain
    • In excellent original condition
    • This fabulous antique shell cameo brooch come in the presentation box illustrated
    • our ref: 22255
    •         How to take care of this beautiful vintage gold brooch. When cleaned and looked after a 9ct carat gold brooch will have a deep yellow lustre and will always be a pleasure to wear.This shell brooch however should only cleaned with soap, warm water and a soft brush. The gold can then be gently rubbed with a gold cleaning clothCarat can refer to the quality or purity of gold – pure gold ie a metal that is 100% gold and nothing else but gold, is known as pure gold or 24-carat gold

      So for example with a ring which is 18 carat ie 18/24s gold or put another way, 18 divided by 24 is 0.750 or 3/4

      You may see jewellery marked 0.750 which is a somewhat modern way of writing 18ct as we say in the UK and 18k as they say in the rest of the world

      The colour of pure gold is yellow. However, if gold is mixed with other metals it can become a silvery colour, known as white gold, or pinky and is then known as rose gold

      Nike was a goddess who personified victory in any field including art, music, war, and athletics. She is often portrayed in Greek art as Winged Victory in the motion of flight; however, she can also appear without wings as “Wingless Victory” when she is being portrayed as an attribute of another deity such as Athena.

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    Brooches, Victorian & Edwardian