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This is a hand carved Carnelian shell cameo and 14K white gold brooch with a folding bail enabling it to also be worn as a pendant. The piece measures 2 inches long by 1 1/2 inches wide by 1/2 inch high. As early as 1805, craftsmen began using shell for cameos because it was easily carved due to its many layers, as compared to onyx or agate. Designs throughout history include many subjects.But, the most common of all is that of a noble Romanesque maiden with classic features, Roman dress, jewelry and intricately, often floral embellished hair. The highly detailed handwork is evident in the intricacies of the maiden's hair and floral embellishments. She wears a 14K white gold heart shaped pendant set with a natural, genuine, untreated, full cut, fully faceted, round.
03CT diamond of L color and SI1 clarity. It has a small chip on the side that is not visible to the naked eye and is mentioned for accuracy. The oval cameo is securely bezel set in an eight sided, ornate filigree frame and has no cracks or chips when held to the light.
The brooch has a secure pin back with a safety and has been lightly cleaned. It is marked, tested and guaranteed 14K and weighs 13.4 grams. Empire Jewelers has been business for more than 25 years, and specializes in fine jewelry, diamonds, gold, sterling silver, estate and vintage jewelry, coins and other precious metals.
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But, what we do offer is of the highest standards of quality, at unbeatable, true wholesale prices. The item "Antique diamond cameo pendant brooch pin 14K white gold detail carved shell.03C" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Unknown Period\Cameos". The seller is "adina" and is located in East Meadow, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.