Vintage pendant with blue agate gem & diamonds, around 1985

All times have their fashions, and all fashions have their effects on the realm of jewelry as well. Jewellery of the 1980s is an often beautiful, and always impressive, testimony to a time of optimism and abundance: the oil crisis seemed to be over, Wall Street was flourishing - people sipped cocktails and paid by credit card, everything seemed possible. At the same time, a new image of the woman emerged: self-confident and tough, asserting herself at work and against men, with broad shoulder pads and high heels, she adorned herself with rings, necklaces and brooches in hitherto unusual dimensions, with reflective surfaces of yellow gold and rich trimmings of colored gemstones. This beautiful pendant from the 80s of the 20th century is a child of this period: a framing of gold, set with 10 small diamonds, presents a gem cut from two-coloured lagestone with the detailed portrait of a youthful lady. The graceful beauty has curly hair, each strand of which is individually carved out. She looks to the left and seems to be dreaming. Wonderfully, the fine cut white stands out against its blue background. An incised engraving on the back of the cameo notes, "Handmade." This tells us that the cameo was made in Germany, probably in Idar-Oberstein. The gold setting, set with ten small diamonds, holds the cameo and allows it to be worn as a pendant with the help of an eyelet. A matching gold chain can be supplied if required and you will find a matching ring among our offers.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.