Cover of Reliquary Pendant with Virgin and Child

Pearls Information

Pearls have often been used to enhance cameo jewellery and other items. For thousands of years, seawater pearls were retrieved by divers in the Indian Ocean in areas such as the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Mannar.

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Gold ring, with an oval bezel with a layered agate triplet cameo of Theseus and the slain Minotaur

Giovanni Pichler

Information on Giovanni Pilcher and a gallery of cameos that he carved. Giovanni Pichler (1721-91), son of the gem cutter Antonio Pichler and brother to Luigi, was an eminent gem cutter working in Rome in the mid 18th century.

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