Vintage Italian hand carved shell cameo ring. Gorgeous classic oval cameo set in 14k yellow gold. Depicting a left facing profile of a lady. Her hair in an updo of intricate curls, and there is a lovely floral accent on her dress, reminiscent of the 1920s/30s Art Deco style. Beautiful raised relief carving with good contrast of white/pale hue against the orange peach color background of the shell, possibly carnelian shell? Bezel set in a hand crafted 14K yellow gold mount decorated with twisted gold trim. Stamped with clear Italian hallmarks to the smoothly polished shank with maker's registry number and gold purity of 585 (European standard for 14k gold). Ring size 6.75. The cameo is 11.41 mm x 10.02 mm oval. Weighs 1.9 grams. In very good condition.
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