This hand-carved shell cameo features an image of a classical period woman with a rose in her hair and classical drapery clothing. She dates from the end of the Victorian period and the early part of the Edwardian era--circa 1895-1910. The cameo is set in a 10K (acid tested) yellow gold frame with a twisted ribbon edging below a serrated-edged bezel setting for the cameo. The twisted ribbon edging is accented with eight small decorative ovals edged in tiny raised dots in an alternating pattern along the length of it. The shell cameo itself is nicely carved showing the ornate hairstyle of the woman as well as the orange coloration on either side of the neckline of her drapery. I should also mention that the shell itself has been carved to accentuate the curved dimension of the shell particularly where the woman's head and neck are placed. The pin measures as follows: 1 3/4" H X 1" W X 3/8" Depth at its deepest from shell to frame (5/8" Deep including the pin mechanism). The condition is very good, estate used with no cracks, chips or other flaws and the pin and security clasp is in good working condition. It shows the skill of the carver in the use of the shell's curvature and colors to set off the figure on it.
Think of it as in "instant heirloom" for your family which you can wear and enjoy and then pass on to future generations because cameos are truly a timeless, classic piece of jewelry. We will ship it to you in a jewelry gift box for storage or for gifting as you desire.

Beige, Cream, Orange, Pink, White
Cameo, Victorian
Gold, 10K Gold, Shell

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Antique Shell Cameo, Hand Carved, in 10K Gold Frame


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