10k Gold Carved Shell Cameo Pin Pendant Brooch.
This pin has a richly colored shell with a woman's silhouette. She has wavy hair with curls; her dress drapes across the neckline and she has carved flowers in her hair that match the flower on the left shoulder of her dress. It is set in an engraved, octagonal-shaped 10k yellow gold frame. The flowers on the frame match the carved flowers on the shell, so these two pieces were made for each other! It has a hook rollover closure for the pin and a round loop on top and we estimate it as ca. 1940.
It is marked and tests 10K. It measures about 1" wide by about 1 ½" tall.
Excellent Condition: no chips, breaks or stains. One of the bottom `corners' of the frame has a tiny bit of wear. The hinge and clasp work fine.
This is a classically styled piece of jewelry that will continue to work as a fashion accessory for years to come. The matching flower motif is a unique feature! The timeless elegance makes it an ideal gift for someone who loves jewelry!