Caroline's Jewelry with a Past is offering a pair of vintage cameo earrings in 800 silver c. 1950. The earrings have an oval cornelian cameo, bezel set in featuring the bust of a woman. The earrings have a rope twist around the base of the bezel. The earrings are 15/16" tall X 7/8" wide. The pieces feature a clip back with a brace. The earrings weigh 7.0 grams.
The silver content of this piece has been tested using standard accepted testing methods, such as acid testing.
The silver is marked "800". The 800 silver is real silver with a relatively high purity. The number 800 refers to its level of purity. The silver is 80% silver/20% alloy. Most of the 800 silver pieces were made in Europe and Scandinavia during the 1950's and 60's, although it is being used more and more worldwide since pure silver is soft and requires an alloy and due to the rising price of silver.
The piece has original patina and can be polished, if requested.