A fine , hand carved, vintage cameo pendant with an 18ct. gold surround. Probably Italian. Teardrop shaped with a chevron surrounding beading. Stamped '750' for 18 ct. and there is an unclear maker's mark. A miniature work of art.
The carnelian shell is the shell most frequently used for cameo carving. In color, carnelian shells are a low-intensity peach or orange color, offering contrast between foreground and background colors.
Size : 2.5 cm. ( 1" ) x 1.5 cm. ( 0 19/32" ).
Weight : 2g.
Condition : very good.
A vintage gold ( 18ct. ) cameo pendant.