Toronto-based designer Julie Buckareff of JJ Buckar took home second-place wins for 'Bird's Nest' in three categories: 'Design Excellence,' 'Laser Distinction,' and 'Gold Distinction.' The locket brooch features 18-karat rose gold and 19-karat white gold with a Torré del Greco Italian hand-carved cameo shell. The leaves are set with 830 diamonds (5.10 ctw). Two double-sided picture frames accented with pink and blue sapphires are on its underside.
Boca do Inferno, Cascais The westmost part of Portugal that was known to the Romans as Promontorium Magnum and during the Age of Sail as the Rock of Lisbon. It was once described by Luís de Camões, a 16th century poet, describes the cliffs as "where the land ends and the sea begins." There is a beautiful light house on the cliffs that guided sailors home to safety
Cabo da roca, Lisboa - PORTUGAL. A cape which forms the westernmost extent of continental Europe (and by definition the Eurasian land mass). Cabo da Roca was known to the Romans as 'Promontorium Magnum' and during the Age of Sail as the Rock of Lisbon. The 16th century Portuguese poet Luís de Camões described it as "where the land ends and the sea begins".
Allegory of the Purity, ca. 1850, Italy, Frame could be English, sardonyx shell, 2 3/4" by just over 2 3/8", Depicting the Allegory of the Purity, a young maiden holding a dove, which is the symbol of the purity. There is an engraving on the frame, it reads Margt Emily Mather, maybe Margt stays for Margot. To write it the frame was cut and then replaced in its own place.