She is a serene, classical beauty captured in a large shell cameo.
Finely carved out in a beautiful pink conch shell the cameo dates back from around 1880. It has been set into an intricate frame made of silver and gilded with gold. The bale is made of 15 karat yellow gold, matching the tone of the gilding on the frame. The pendant is not hallmarked so we tested both the frame and the bale.
This cameo brooch has a fantastic look and wearability factor as it is a lovely, impactful size; it measures 35.82 by 28.22 mm, while the total length of the pendant with bale included is 44.12 mm. The gentle pink tones of the background provide a lovely, light contrast to the creamy white carving of this classical beauty. She is a beautiful woman too with fine features, gorgeous hairdo and wonderfully adorned. The pendant weighs 8.5 grams. The cameo is in great antique condition, the frame at the back has some gilding missing but the front and sides are in fine condition. Even though the cameo is set securely in the frame, there is evidence of some clear glue around the frame which we left be. We reflected this in the price of this item.
We love ....... this gorgeous lady, she is beautiful in her feminine pinks and creams with the gentlest of antique vibes.
* Please note that other jewellery featured in the photos is for inspiration only and not included in this listing.*
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Antique Victorian Silver Gilt Conch Shell Cameo Pendant
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