...Archie had purchased it for me during his last visit to Italy.
Sadly, my godparents died, just a few years apart, both barely into their sixties. So... this is a gift which I cherish.
The cameo is made from alabaster, and real ivory. The chain broke a few years ago, and I tried to have it repaired, but the jeweler told me I would be better off purchasing a new chain. I've simply not had the heart since my godparent's deaths to do so.
But... every now and then... I pull it out of my jewelry box, and remember... what precious, precious people they were, and still are, to me.