It's a heart. It's a carved shell cameo. It's a pin. It's a pendant. It's all of the above in solid 14K yellow gold and it's just gorgeous.
The cameo girl is lovely with her chiseled profile and her hair perfectly carved with curls and a flower. She wears a necklace with a genuine little diamond...'en habille'.
The setting is a spiral of 14K yellow gold in the shape of a heart... something we don't see often. The back has a secure rollover clasp and a hinged bail so this can be worn as either a pin or a pendant.
The pin measures 1 3/8 by just over 1 3/8 inches. It has a thickness of 3/8 inch. It weighs 8.4 grams. The carved cameo itself measures 28mm by 30mm.
The pin is unmarked but has been acid-tested by us and confirmed by our jeweler as 14K solid gold.
The cameo is in excellent condition. It's fine and beautiful and it's got heart.
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