Gold filigree and beaded ring, the broad hoop supporting the square bezel set with an amethyst cameo bust of the Virgin Mary, veiled, hands raised in prayer, inscribed in Greek letters MR OY. (Mary Mother of God), facing front. The back is incised with a cross and the Greek letters IC XC (Jesus Christ) to each side of the upright. C. 1100.
An Art Deco Birds and Tree Brooch, Cartier, 1925. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies and sapphires mounted in platinum. From the late 1920’s Cartier was importing from India stones such as the carved emerald which gives an exotic charm to this design. #Cartier #ArtDeco #brooch