This is a beautiful antique 14k gold carnelian shell cameo. The attire of the subject suggests to me that this is from the 19th century or earlier. The carving has nice relief and is professionally carved. The case is made of 14k gold and looks handmade. There is a slight line to the side of the piece.
It does not pass all the way through, but it is visible from both side when held in the light. Only slightly visible when looking at it naturally. It measures 1 7/8" long and 1 1/4" wide. It weighs 7.83 grams.
It has both a pin and loop so it can either be worn as a brooch or pendent. Overall this piece is absolutely lovely, and a very nice antique cameo.
The item "Antique Edwardian 14k Gold Handmade Filigree Carnelian Shell Cameo Pin Pendant" is in sale since Sunday, September 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Cameos". The seller is "sarahd53" and is located in Ossining, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Bahamas, Viet nam.