This hexagonal-shaped cameo brooch features a hand-carved shell cameo of a Grecian woman in profile wearing laurel leaves in her hair and a diamond pendant necklace. The carving is of superior quality, the woman's face is lovely, and the shell has nice curvature. The diamond is a small European cut stone of the period. The shell portion is bezel-set by hand into14K white gold. The frame of the cameo is of cast construction with a very ornate design. There is a hinged bail at the top enabling this piece to be worn as either a pin or a pendant. The 1920's era reverse-lever safety clasp bears the 14K mark. This pin measures 1 1/2" wide X 1 13/16" high X 3/8" thick. This cameo brooch is in excellent original condition.
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