A beautifully detailed antique cameo in 10K red gold features a lovely Pink Conch Shell in profile; hand carved in high relief in the classic Greek style. The cameo is mounted on a oval fluted 10k frame with a filigree structure decorated with delicate floral appliques. With the retractable bale this timely piece can be worn as both a brooch or pendant.
This rare cameo measures 1 3/8" x 1 1/8" not including the retractable bale and is marked 10K on the pin clasp. It is in excellent antique condition with no fractures, losses, repairs or replacements. The metal acid tested positively as 10k .
The extended length of the pin date this cameo prior to 1900. The elegant features are Edwardian in style and further dates it from 1890 to 1900. The clasp is an early safety clasp in use from 1890 to 1910
All gems are tested with the Presidium Gem Tester. JSP solution is used to verify all metal content.
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