Beautiful translucent Carnelian w/a dusty rose like color to these 3 cameos each with a different lady carved on their surface. The larger cameo is 1" tall & with frame & dangles it is 2 1/2". The 2 smaller cameos are 5/8" tall & with frames & dangles 1 1/2". In 1880 this was a pin/pendant & earring set. Someone made a fashionable festoon necklace out of the family jewels about 1905. The14Kt chain accented with cultured pearls is from that period. For example note the picture w/black arrow. This points to where the earring attachment was removed. We just couldn't pass it up because it was so nicely styled and due to the quality & beauty of it's cameos! The lovely neo classical cameos have no cracks. The smaller cameo with her holding a ball has a 1/64+" chip to it's top rim. All of the cameo's gold frames are intact w/no missing pieces. In our estimation a few of the pearls in the smaller cameos have been replaced during their life. They were done with an excellent color match! It is not uncommon to have to replace pearls in these frames during 100+ years. The neck opening is approx 15 1/4" (7 1/2" each side plus modern barrel clasp). This graceful festoon styled necklace is very feminine and will be a delight to wear. it will get you compliment after compliment. Please read ABOUT US & TERMS OF SALE.
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