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Black woven cotton cord necklace with sardonyx shell "danza delle ore" pendant set in 14K yellow gold. Necklace measures 17 inches in length and pendant measures 2 inches in diameter. Pin back pendant closure and sterling silver spring clasp necklace closure.
Material: Woven cotton cord, sardonyx shell, 14K yellow gold, and sterling silver
Cameo-making dates back to the Roman Empire, but jewelry designer Amedeo Scognamiglio's use of alternative materials and contemporary designs revolutionizes the art form. A sixth-generation maker of cameos (two-layered pieces of jewelry hand-carved in bas relief), Scognamiglio taught himself his craft at age 16 — learning the same ancient techniques used by his ancestors for hundreds of years. Today Amedeo is the world's leading manufacturer of handmade cameos, with portraits of refined 19th-century ladies, regal elephants, sweet-looking owls, and countless other designs gracing pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings.