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Gorgeous sterling silver carnelian shell cameo vintage brooch and pendant. Dates to the 1920s, so it is almost an antique. The cameo features a pretty woman in profile carved in carnelian shell with flowers in her hair, on her dress and on her shoulder. Her hair and two of the flowers have some orange highlights which the carver was able to capture when the cameo was carved through the layers of carnelian shell.
Set in sterling silver with a gold wash. Signed STERLING in capital letters on the inside of the setting at the bottom. The bail for the pendant is hinged and folds down so you don’t see it when the cameo is worn as a brooch. Sterling silver filigree work encircles the cameo and there are four flowers and leaf designs decorating the setting.
Measures 1.75 by 1.5 inches and the cameo itself measures 1.375 inch, so just over 1 inch. The fold over clasp is secure when worn. The sterling setting has been lightly and carefully cleaned leaving some patina. Some of the gold wash has worn in places which is consistent with this being almost an antique, but I think this adds to the beauty of the piece as you can see in my photos.
Another beautiful work of art in carnelian shell to show off and be admired by others when worn.
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Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Peach/Cream/Gold/Silver, Size: 1.75 by 1.5 inches
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Vintage 1920s Sterling Silver Carnelian Shell Cameo Brooch & Pendant
$129 $65 USD SALE PENDING
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