Antique Victorian Pietra Dura stone set in sterling silver bezel and strung with vintage black onyx and Rhodochrosite beads. nlvc535
Antique Victorian Pietra Dura, black onyx Rhodochrosite bead necklace
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Beautiful finely detailed antique Victorian Pietra Dura stone set in sterling silver bezel and strung with vintage black onyx and fine Rhodochrosite beads. The stone is a black onyx base with cut and fitted polished stones, a kind of micro mosaic, creating a bouquet of roses and buds with a background of leaves. This type of fine hard stone inlay work flourished in Florence beginning in the 16th century. Jewelry items of Pietra Dura became a popular souvenir item for Victorian visitors on Grand Tour similar to the popular micro mosaic jewelry. The pendant is 1-5/8 inches x 1-1/4 inches. 20 inches in length.