This hand carved shell cameo was made in the 1960's and is signed Geno. Geno was a division of Richelieu Inc. which was a New York jewelry company specializing in higher end costume jewelry. Richelieu used cultured pearls as well as faux pearls and hand carved cameos. Pieces signed Richelieu were almost exclusively pearls where their Geno line was cameos.
This cameo has a lovely dark beige to taupe background with a light cream carved image. The pendent has been accented with faux pearls and measures 1 ½ by 1 ¼ wide not counting the tassel.
The chain is a lovely interlocking link which measures 26 ½ long.