Unless otherwise noted, all amber is from the Baltic Sea region; the majority derived from the Kaliningrad Oblast off the Sambian Peninsula. NOTE: We DO NOT Offer.
Any Copal or Kauri Gum (Immature Resins), plastics or imitations, fakes, glass, or reconstituted, fused, or reconstructed amber designs as these are not considered to be "True Natural Fossilized Amber" materials. We Guarantee Each and Every Amber design offered is created Using Genuine Authentic Baltic Amber. Our sole-source supplier is a registered member of the American Amber Association of amber industry professionals dedicated to promoting amber and other organic gems while maintaining the highest ethical standards among its members. Its members abide by a code of ethics, and when dealing with a registered professional, you can be assured you are dealing with an amber professional of the highest caliber.
Support Details: The intaglio cameo offered in this listing is 100% tool carved by hand without any use of a computer or an ultrasonic carving machine. Each and every piece is unique to the next to display distinctly unique variations in each piece, which rules out use of any ultrasonic, mass-produced carving process as each piece would be exactly the same as the master's (first original) carving. There is a very limited quantity of artists remaining today, who still work in this field as this is one of the hardest challenges for any gemstone carver. The combinations of highly developed artistic ability, skilled craftsmanship, and many years of honed experience are needed to create these life-like scenes. It is quite rare these days, for subjects other than portraits to be carved by hand into cameos.
The traditional themes of classical scenes from mythology or a standard image of a young lady, are more likely to be made with the help of the ultrasonic carving machine. However, again, this cameo was 100% hand-carved without the use of any computer or mass production engraving machine. About the Artist and Gem-Cutter. Irena Wastag, formerly Jaroslavceva was born in Vilnius, Lithuania, its capital city.
In 1993, Irena moved to Gdansk, Poland and worked with several jewelry companies in the production of silver jewelry until 1994. It was in 1994, when she discovered her true calling of carving amber. With skilled talent and her natural gifted abilities, she creates 100% hand-carved amber pieces with exquisite detailing. Her cameos are recognized worldwide including Europe, Japan, and the United States.
Irena's limited edition intaglio cameo's are dedicated to her inspiration, Alphonse Mucha (24 July 1860 14 July 1939), a Czech Republic Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, postcards, theatre sets, wallpaper, and jewelry designs in what was termed initially the "Mucha-Style", but later became known as Art Nouveau (New Art). Mucha's works frequently featured beautiful young women in flowing, vaguely Neoclassical-looking robes, often surrounded by lush flowers which sometimes formed halos behind their heads.
In contrast with contemporary poster makers he used pale pastel colors. His Art Nouveau style was often imitated.
The Art Nouveau style however, was one that Mucha attempted to disassociate himself from throughout his life; he always insisted that rather than maintaining any fashionable stylistic form, his paintings were entirely a product of himself and Czech art. He declared that art existed only to communicate a spiritual message, and nothing more; hence his frustration at the fame he gained by his commercial art, when he most wanted to concentrate on more artistic projects. NOTES: The Brooch/Pendant in the Item's Pictures is the One You Will Receive. Picture/s Enlarged to Show the Fine Details. Brand New, Never Used European-Designed, Silver Amber Brooch/Pendant.
925 Oxidized Sterling Silver (Not Plated, Not Bonded, Not Filled) Brooch Pin/Pendant With Baltic Sea Cameo (100% Hand-Engraved) Honey Amber Gemstone. Symbolism: Amber Assists the body in letting go of the past and creating anew; Brings forth a carefree, sunny disposition. Promotes good luck, success, and dissolves oppositions.Activates a desire to serve humanity, stimulates the intellect. Design: Contemporary Cameo Gem #6 (Elegant Lady); Reverse Intaglio Cameo, Open Back Frame, Oval-Shaped Cabochon-Cut, Dome-Shaped Facing Front/Rounded Sides/Flat Reverse, Dual-Function Brooch or Pendant, Bezel Setting, Hand-Cut and Hand-Shaped, 100% Hand-Made Frame and Bail, Antiqued Silver Design, Hand-Polished Gemstone, Genuine Baltic Sea Amber, Hidden Bail, Surface Polished Amber Finish and Oxidized Sterling Silver High Polish Finish. Color/s: Medium Honey With Burnt Reverse; Oxidized Sterling Silver (Pendant and Bail).
Gemstone Shape/Cut: Oval-Shaped Cabochon-Cut; Domed Front/Rounded Sides/Flat Reverse (Unfaceted). Gemstone Grade: Premium, Gem Quality, Class 1A Succinite (There is no Known Grading System For Amber). Measures: Overall Pendant is Approx. Just Under 1 1/16" Widest X Just Under 1 3/8" Long Incl.
Hidden Bail, 3mm Wide X 5mm Long Hidden Bail Opening; Amber Gemstone is Approx. 1.0" Widest X Just Over 1 1/4" Long X Just Over 3/16 Deep; Brooch Pin is Approx. Features: This Absolutely Gorgeous Hand-Crafted Sterling Silver Dual-Purpose Brooch Pin or Pendant is Superbly Created With a Surface Polished Amber Stone and a Smooth, Oxidized Silver High Polish Finish Background. This Intricate and Labor-Intensive Cameo Pendant Design Features an Oval-Shaped Cabochon-Cut, Medium Tone Honey Amber Gem as its Focal Point...
The Design is Created By Reverse Intaglio Engraving Techniques and is Entirely 100% Produced By Hand and Not Computerized. Superb Attention-to-Detail Produce These Exquisite Works-of-Art! This Naturally Fossilized Amber Stone Was Directly Derived From the Russian Sambian Mines at the Kaliningrad Oblast in the Baltic Sea. The Amber Stone is Hand-Polished Using Enhanced Techniques to Bring Out its Best Luster, Turbidity, and Color.
The Entire Metal Portions (Platform, Bail, Pin, and Bezel Frame) Are Oxidized to Display a Nice Antique Appearance. As Each of These Cameo Designs Are Intricately Hand-Cut, Hand-Set, and Hand-Polished Using Semi-Precious Amber Gemstones, Each One is a Unique, One-of-a-Kind Design to Cherish For Your Very Own! Makes a Great Gift or Treat Yourself to Start or Add to Your Collection of Fine, Exclusive Amber Gemstone Jewelry Designs.
Item's Picture/s Enlarged to Show the Fine Details. At Times, Some Individual Items Within a Multiple Item Order Might Not Combine Properly Into One Flat Rate Checkout Invoice. The item "925 Silver Genuine Baltic Honey Amber Intaglio Cameo Lady Brooch Pin Pendant #6" is in sale since Sunday, January 18, 2015.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone". The seller is "hawaiialohajewelry" and is located in Mililani, Hawaii. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Iceland, Canada.