This unusual oval cameo is a carved conch shell of a heavily detailed man's profile. From the wisps of hair, the indent in an ear, and the ark of his nose, the carving is exceptionally done. The bezel setting around the cameo is yellow gold and the rest of the frame has a pink gold tone. The pin back runs north to south and has a replaced closure that is silver. This is the area that would have been signed with the metal marking. There are some markings or lines along the face and on the left side. These are not deep cracks and do not go all the way through. The cameo is 1.5 inches by 1.25 inches and weighs 7.2 grams. The cameo is securely set and has not been cleaned at all. Please take a moment to view our other items for sale, I update the shop frequently.