These shell cameo earrings are just delightful and very rare for a mid-priced item. The cameos are extremely well done for their size with beautiful faces, well defined strands and curls in their hair and even a flower corsage on the shoulders. But my favorite part is that delicate open work border pattern of the earring. Those thin curved and mil-grained topped wires are in a super alternating heart shaped pattern accented with four well detailed applied flowers. If you love the hearts you can find a variety of shell cameo pins with the same border.
The gold is in excellent condition with no rips, cracks, dents, holes, scratches, abrasions or repairs. The open work pattern has been inspected with a loupe and there are no breaks or missing portions. The flower accents are firm in there attachment. The screw back threads are excellent with no stripping and move freely with normal slight drag. The collar mounted shell cameos are also excellent with no chips, cracks or repairs and are firmly seated in their collars. Their artistry and shell coloration are well matched.
The gold marks are located in two spots. One is on the cross bar of the cameo the other is on the curve of the screw back piece. The cameos measure approx 11/16" tall-a nice size. The earring measures 1" tall x 3/4" thru the widest point. These are the only cameo earrings we have ever found that exactly match the very popular cameo pin/pendants of the period. A great pair of cameo earrings to go with your shell cameo pin or pendent.
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