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A little something in pink for your
Valentine...

This petite treasure features a small yet bountiful cameo carving of the beloved Psyche, goddess of the Soul. And, yes, the 14K chain is included.

Carved in high relief from Queen Conch shell, the cameo itself measures 15x11.7mm and 7.2mm thick. It is prong set in an 14K yellow gold pendant only frame with filigree surround. The frame is fitted with a split bail measuring 6x4.3mm. Inclusive of bail, the entire pendant measures 1-1/16" long (26.4mm) by 11/16" wide (16.7mm). The carving offers excellent detail with beautiful undercutting. Psyche's signature butterfly wing is perched in her hair and a 3 point diamond graces her ear. This diamond is mounted securely in a 5 prong setting. The cameo alone weighs 2.7 grams.

The pendant is suspended from a 14K yellow gold chain that measures 16 inches long, with 1.1mm wide links. It bears a 14K hallmark medallion and closes with a simple spring clasp. The chain weighs 1 gram. Together with the cameo, the pair weigh 3.7 grams.

The actual hue of the shell is a very soft pink and bright white, with the background strata so soft pink that the entire cameo appears to be white shell. The cameo is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks and any age related smoothing to the carving. There are no nibbles to the edges of the high relief carving.

The frame is also in excellent condition with no dents or tears in the filigree. The chain is in good condition. with its only flaw being a link replacement 3-1/2" from the clasp. This replacement link is slightly larger and appears to be gold fill as its gold layer has discolored over time. This area is not noticeable when worn but would be at the edge of the nape so as to not be obtrusive. While the replacement was done professionally, the jeweler must not have had a matching size link in 14K and opted for a quick, inexpensive fix. As time marches on, gold fill chain links tend to darken. We don't think you or your admirers will notice this, but it is a flaw to an otherwise perfect chain.

These smaller cameos are easy to wear and make a nice accent necklace for any occasion. We especially love these tiny treasures when carved in such high relief, as they are real eye catches and will never go unnoticed. And, of course, the diamond habille is a bonus treat that we all love.

This lovely necklace will be delivered in a nice presentation box, perfect for gift giving and storage.


Psyche, bride of Cupid
ITEM ID
C-2125
ITEM SIZE
16" 3.8 grams
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Gold, 14K Gold, Shell
STYLE
Cameo
STONE
Diamond
COLOR
Gold, Pink

14K Gold Queen Conch Shell Cameo Diamond Habille Pendant 14K Chain Necklace

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