Vintage Gold Filled MOP Cameo Pendant Necklace.
A beautiful, large piece of Mother of Pearl was chosen to carve this front facing cameo. The detailed bust represents an elegant woman with her hair done in upswept curls. She has a straight nose and a tiny mouth with a narrow chin, giving her a regal look.
The shell has pure white and deep golden yellow that matches the gold filled scalloped frame so perfectly! The rainbow of highlights in green, blue, pink and blue adds depth and interest, drawing the eye in as the pendant turns in the light.
The pendant is signed “1/20 12K GF J.J.J. CO.” as shown, and we have been unable to determine what company used that mark. The chain has a spring ring and is unmarked, so we believe it is not gold filled. The pendant measures about 2” high without the bail, which is about 3/8” tall. The pendant is about 1 5/8“ wide, while the chain is about 17 1/2” long.
Condition: no chips or cracks to shell; no bent or broken pieces on setting; nice patina with minor use; clasp works well.
This stunning necklace is both delicate and bold. It is such an artistic statement to use a scallop shell frame as a mounting for a carved piece of Mother of Pearl shell! Any lady can make a statement wearing this to work, on a date, shopping or vacationing! It is sure to be a favorite go-to piece that will match just about any outfit and occasion.
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