Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a gold filled cornelian shell cameo brooch/pendant c. 1955. This piece features a large oval cameo with the profile of a classic lady and flowers in creamy white. The cameo is bezel set in a frame with a rope twist and a twisted ribbon embellishment. The brooch has a pin stem with safety clasp and a flip down pendant attachment. It is is 1-3/4" X 2" and the cameo is 33mm X 44mm. The piece weighs 14.4 grams.
The piece is marked "1-20D12K." Some mid- 20th century and later pieces are marked 1/20 12K Gold Filled. This indicates that 1/20 of the metal weight of the item consists of 12K Gold (12K gold is an alloy consisting of 50% gold. A 1/20 12K gold filled item is 1/20 12K gold, or 1/40 pure gold. There is glue on the reverse of the piece.
Cool Mid Century Cameo Brooch/Pendant c. 1955