This gorgeous carved shell cameo probably dates from the first quarter of this century and features a beautiful maiden wearing a necklace (habille). Please note the wonderfully detailed carving as evidenced by her abundant locks, the flowers on her shoulder, her beautiful profile, and the beaded strap of her gown. This setting for this brooch is marked "Sterling" and the necklace that she wears is a pendant style with a rhinestone in the center. Cameo measures 2 inches by 1.5 inches and is in very good condition. Comes with a blue velvet presentation box, which I believe is original.