A masterfully carved lava rock cameo in a prized natural putty color. This high relief cameo depicts Hera, the goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, and family in Greek mythology and religion. Hera was married to her brother Zeus and is titled as the Queen of Heaven. Her counterpart in the religion of ancient Rome was Juno. Lava cameos were a popular type of souvenir jewelry for travelers on the Grand Tour of Europe. This cameo can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. 

Item # VUKN51217-2

Antique Hera Lava Cameo Pendant / Brooch 14K Gold

  • Metal- 14 karat yellow gold
    Weight- 12.21 grams
    Size- pendant: 1.79 x 1.20 x .42 inches, brooch: 1.53 x 1.20 x .42 inches
    Gemstones- one carved lava cameo, 34.34 x 26.18 x 8 mm, natural putty color
    Details- swivel bail can be hidden to wear as a brooch, the bail opening measures 3.7 mm, the gold frame has a braided design, the pin stem is not gold
    Condition- good antique condition, there is some crazing on the stone but it is completely stable (please see photos)