Belle Époque 18K Artemis and Apollo Shell Cameo Drop Earrings
Item No. EMV1300332
A pair of Belle Époque 18K gold shell cameo drop earrings, with swirly gold tops. They depict Artemis (or Roman Diana) and her twin brother, Apollo. These are very finely carved cameos, with exquisite detail. They also face each other, which is another sign of fine cameos (as opposed to facing the same direction, which is usally seen in lower-quality, more mass-produced cameos). French, circa 1895.
Artemis is the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, and childbirth. Apollo is the god of the sun, truth, prophecy, healing and medicine, and music and poetry.
French marks for 18K gold
Almost 2 1/2" long