Vintage mid century hand carved Italian shell cameo ring 10k yellow gold mounting / size 5-3/4. Measures 13/16" x 5/8" with a 1/4" side profile rise. The band tapers to 2.5mm at the back of the ring shank, a nice weight and thickness so this would be suitable to safely size up or down a few sizes. The hand carved shell cameo a right facing woman in profile with ringlet curls in her hair, and the cameo itself measures 5/8" x 7/16". The mounting features a 10k yellow gold setting with a thick bezel that really sets the cameo off. Open back mounting, split shank that terminate just under the bottom edges of the shoulders, and it is accented by four beaded stations resting on an open work surround. The ring is not hallmarked and has been carefully tested and is guaranteed minimum 10k solid gold in content and purity. It actually tests a bit higher than 10K, closer to 12K gold. The ring and cameo both are in excellent well cared for condition. A mid-century ring, circa 1940's to 1960's.
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ABOUT NATURAL SHELL CAMEO AND THEIR CARE:
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. We carefully examine all of our cameos to make sure that any hairlines do not penetrate the front and back surfaces of the shell, and do not compromise the integrity of the cameo. 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". Genuine shell cameos were typically hand carved in Italy, then exported to the various jewelry manufacturers within the U.S. and abroad.
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.
OUR RETURN/REFUND POLICY:
If you wish to return an item, you MUST notify us within the allowable THREE (3) DAY INSPECTION PERIOD after you receive it. We will refer to the USPS delivery confirmation (tracking) date that was provided to you at the time of your purchase. We do not charge restock fees for returns. Refunds are issued less shipping costs.
The following conditions apply:
1) The item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
2) The item must be returned via USPS in its original packaging, insured for the full purchase price with delivery confirmation. Buyer is responsible for return shipping costs.
3) The item must be received in the same condition as when it was shipped to you, with any tags or identifying marks intact.
Your time is valuable, as is ours- please contact us with any questions you may have PRIOR to ordering. We offer gracious and hassle free returns, but please, read the description carefully for the accurate measurements. We recommend tracing out the listed dimensions on paper to see if they suit your tastes. If you are unsure, please contact us for further clarification.