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. This estate cameo depicts a lovely woman with a fancy hair style, draped gown and flower at her shoulder.There are minor surface cracks in the back that do not affect the integrity of the cameo and are mentioned for accuracy. The cameo is bezel set in the twisted wire and rope edged gold border. It has a secure pin back with a lock and is marked, tested and guaranteed 14K. The piece has been professionally cleaned and brightly polished and weighs 12.4 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.
We are certified, licensed and bonded, and bank references are available. We encourage you to request our references, ask us questions and read through our customer feedback. Empire Jewelers is the largest wholesaler of jewelry from store close-outs, manufacturers buyouts and estates in Long Island, New York. We dont claim to have everything.But, what we do offer is of the highest standards of quality, at unbeatable, true wholesale prices. The item "Cameo brooch pin pendant 14K yellow gold estate carved shell rope detail frame" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2015. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Pins & Brooches\Other Fine Pins & Brooches". The seller is "adina" and is located in E. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.