Antique 9ct Gold and Shell Mars and Venus Cameo Brooch

This beautiful brooch features the Roman god of war, Mars, and the Roman goddess of love, Venus. In mythology, Mars and Venus are depicted as having had a love affair. 

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The Details...

This shell cameo is detailed with a portrait of Mars and Venus. They are beautifully detailed - a face can be seen carved into Mars' armour and a nymph is carved into his helmet. The cameo is set in a 9ct gold mount (the base is stamped 9ct). The brooch fastens with a 'C' clasp and the fastening pin is fitted to the brooch with a tube hinge. The brooch also features a safety chain. The brooch measures 6cm x 5cm. 

 A Short History...

Venus and Mars have been depicted together in art and design for centuries. Perhaps most famous, is Sandro Botticelli's painting 'Venus and Mars' created in 1485. 

Wear it With...

Brooches are an exceptionally simple way to add instant vintage styling to any look and interest to plain materials. Pin this piece onto a hat, lapel, collar, cuff, scarf, sleeve, waistline or bag - wear alone or with a selection. 

  • Colour Pink, Gold, White
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Cocktail and Evening, Bridal
  • Trend Delicate and Demure