The French word Habille refers to a gem within a gem and describes the gracious cameo wearing a jeweled necklace. This style of cameo became popular in the early Art Deco era.
Our estate carved shell cameo is beautifully done with very pretty details.It measures 1-1/2'' x 1-1/4''. She is wearing a paste necklace and set in a silver toned filigree frame. It is very unusual to find one of these treasures in costume . It is in lovely condition with some wear to the frame. Age appropriate wear.