This lava cameo is in excellent original condition. The details of the face and hair are still clear and sharp. The cameo is hand carved from khaki colored lava and is hand set into silver. There are no marks, but the silver tests coin (80/20). The cameo is quite old, featuring Victorian period fittings: long pin bar, tube hinge, and C clasp. It was probably set in Italy, since the silver content is coin, but this is not certain. The pin is 1" X 1 3/16" X 1/4" thick. It is anywhere from 100-150 years old.