Beautiful and very old fine cameo, of carved near white shell, set in lovely fine silver tone metal we believe is sterling, but it is unmarked. The cameo features a beautiful lady with elegant hair, clothing flowers and jewelry. The mounting is beautifully shaped and original to the cameo, created to perfectly hold this lovely carving. The shell is near white with pink overtones on the lady, almost a white coral but we think it is shell. The back clasp is in very good working condition. Beautiful metalwork beading around the outer edge of this piece, with other decorations. This beautiful heirloom measures 2 & 1/8" by 1 & 3/4" and is in very good condition. The last photo shows a portion held to the light to show the quality of the shell.