Victorian carved shell cameo in 14K white gold frame. This large Cameo is in excellent condition, marked 14K frame has some rippling around the edge. Cameo weighs 18 grams and measures approx.
Please read sellers instructions and check out my other auctions. Cameo is a method of carving an object such as an engraved gemstone, item of jewellery or vessel made in this manner. It nearly always features a raised (positive) relief image; contrast with intaglio, which has a negative image.Originally, and still in discussing historical work, cameo only referred to works where the relief image was of a contrasting colour to the background; this was achieved by carefully carving a piece of material with a flat plane where two contrasting colours met, removing all the first colour except for the image to leave a contrasting background. All Jewelry items are vintage and will have some wear, I describe all of my quality items to the best of my ability. I do not buff out the vintage jewelry so the patina is preserved. Display boxes do not come with items. The item "Victorian Era Large Hand Carved Shell Cameo Brooch Pin In 14K White Gold Frame" is in sale since Monday, March 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "jewelady1" and is located in Bend, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.