Extra large antique Victorian 14k yellow gold hand carved pink shell Dove of Peace bird cameo brooch pin pendant necklace. Measures 2-1/2" x 2-1/16" and weighs 23.1 grams. The shell is securely bezel set and measures 2" x 1-3/4". Beautifully carved and highly dimensional Dove of Peace with flowers and leaves, just gorgeous! The frame is hand engraved with very well detailed scroll work and is accented by twisted rope wire work. This has a hinged folding bail so that it can be worn as a necklace. Fold over safety clasp and wide tube hinge. Typical of the majority of authentic antique Victorian jewels (particularly hand crafted pieces such as this), the piece is not gold hallmarked, but it has been carefully tested by two separate bench jewelers to guarantee minimum 14K solid gold content/purity. In outstanding extremely well babied condition with no issues to note. Circa late 1800s.
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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1) item must be mailed back to us within 7 days of notification.
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3) 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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Very large antique Victorian 14k gold hand carved pink shell Dove of Peace bird cameo brooch pin pendant necklace