Italian Lava Carved Cameo Sterling Necklace

Italian lava from Mount Vesuvius in Italy carved cameo. Signed by the artist and set in an antiqued sterling setting with an 18" chain. This cameo was made in Italy and has a certificate of authenticity. Measures just over 3/4" tall. Very rare as this lava is buried deep. The fashion movement for lava cameo jewelry started in the early Victorian era, women visiting Italy usually in Pompeii and surrounding areas would acquire a piece of Lava Cameo jewelry as a keepsake of their visit. This is a modern piece.