Signed Keller & Co antique Edwardian 10k rose gold (strong pink color) genuine shell cameo pin brooch pendant. Gorgeous well detailed hand carved shell cameo with laurel leaf garland in hair and twisted ringlet curls. Measures 1-7/16" x 1-1/4". beautifully chased engraving on the frame. The shell cameo measures 1-1/8" x 7/8". Hallmarked "10K" with the Keller & Co. maker mark. Has a folding bail so that it can also be worn as a pendant. In excellent condition, circa 1910.
About the maker: Charles Keller & Company- (Chas. Keller & Co.)- Newark, New Jersey. Established 1885. Manufactures of gold and platinum jewelry. Locations included:
11 John St. New York, NY (circa 1896)
136 W. 52nd St. New York, NY (circa 1915)
71 Nassau St. New York, NY (circa 1934)
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". 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.
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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.
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Antique Edwardian 10k rose gold cameo pin brooch pendant signed Charles Keller & Co