The frame of this vintage piece is doubled, two filigree frames attached with engraved green 10 karat gold leaves. Carved from a medium, rosy brown shell, the lady's portrait is very white and stark; with beautiful flowing lines and flowers adorning her hair and shoulder! This could be worn as a pin or a pendant!
Cameo is the art of carving a layered material, creating a portrait or landscape with the difference in the colors. While traditionally done in shell, banded onyx has been used in cameo work - particularly in Greece and Italy - for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Metal: 10 Karat Gold
Cameo: Natural Shell, likely conch.
Cameo Size: 28 x 23 mm
This item has been acid tested in our shop to assure quality of the metal.
Each piece has been identified and graded by a Graduate Gemologist who has been certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). We have four brick and mortar storefronts in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and have been in business for over 25 years! Please visit our Shop's About Page or our website for more information about our jewelry. For questions about diamond grading, we recommend the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) who were the founders of the 4C's.
Stunning Cameo with Flower Bedecked Woman in Profile