Large vintage 14k gold vintage cameo pin pendant. Exquisite hand carved shell cameo has wonderful detail. Mounting measures 2" x 1-5/8". Cameo measures 1-3/8" x 1-15/16". Hallmarked "14K" on the back of the frame. In exceptional condition. An estate piece, mid century 1950s-1960s. Very pretty twisted rope accent around the frame. Gorgeous and very classic!
Please do note that all natural shell cameos when held to strong light will show fine growth lines to some extent, which is unique to each individual piece.
Cameos make an incredible traditional bridal gift from mother to daughter, usually given with the intent of wearing at the wedding ceremony, and to eventually pass down to their own daughter. They also make a very popular choice for "Something Borrowed". We recommend storing fine cameo jewelry individually in a crush proof box, away from any other pieces that may damage them. Do not exposed to extreme cold temperatures, and occasionally you should moisturize the shell with olive or mineral oil. Please clean the mounting only with a very mild liquid soap such as Dove Liquid, a soft toothbrush, and a very gentle scrubbing action. Rinse well with plain tepid (luke warm) water, pat dry gently with a soft towel, and re-moisturize the shell cameo with oil after it is thoroughly dry.