TO SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC ITEM. Signup for our store newsletter. TO SEE THIS 360° VIDEO ON YouTube. This is an antique cameo and 14K yellow gold brooch measuring 1 1/4 inches (32.8 MM) long by 1 inch (26.4 MM) wide with a hinged bail enabling it to also be worn as a pendant. 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 left facing hand carved shell cameo depicts a young woman with highly embellished hair and crisp and distinct facial features. There are no chips or cracks, only hairline inclusions when held up to the light. The cameo is expertly bezel set in an oval frame with two different rope edge borders which has a secure pin back with a lock. Although not marked, it is thoroughly tested and 100% guaranteed 14K. The brooch has been professionally cleaned and brightly polished and weighs 5.3 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 "Antique cameo pin brooch pendant 14K yellow gold hand carved shell 1 1/4 x 1" is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Cameos". The seller is "adina" and is located in East Meadow, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.