Age Of Innocence - Victorian 10K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Pendant (VICP091)
Age of Innocence - Victorian 10K Gold Carved Shell Cameo Pendant. This gorgeous pendant is crafted from 10k yellow gold, hallmarked 10K. Featuring a Victorian pendant set with a genuine carved cameo, quality gold work, and exquisite detailing. The expertly set finely carved angel skin coral cameo displays a powder pink colour, whilst the hand carved relief of an elegant lady is white. The lady has fine features and her hair is wavy and pulled up, whilst her clothing is draped like a Roman Goddess. The cameo gem has a delicate gold bezel frame with 4 engraved floral motifs. The bale is a fancy open-work design, adding beauty and interest to the pendant. The Victorian pendant has been matched up to a contemporary 14K gold fill chain, featuring a secure spring ring clasp in perfect working order. This piece is feminine, elegant and charming, truly a perfect gift for graduation, a wedding or wonderful addition to to any fine jewelry collection.
Note: Contemporary appraisals do not reflect the value of antique jewelry. Value is based on rarity, desirability, gemstones, metals, and most importantly the craftsmanship. Therefore value is more-so object driven.
Antique Appraisal Value, for insurance purposes: $700 (tax excluded) June 26, 2022. Antique Jewelry Appraiser : Michelle Sillence
History: Many of the earliest forms of cameo can be traced back to prehistoric petroglyphs, used to depict religious figures and mythological images onto rocks. With the rise of the Roman Empire, cameo craftsmen began to expand upon their uses and portrayed political portraits into their artwork.
When Was Gold First Discovered? Dating back more than 5,000 years, when gold was first discovered – albeit usually in small quantities – attracted the eye of early man nearly everywhere. And unlike most metals, gold often appears in nature in its pure form so it need not be refined.
Measurements: Pendant 38.00 mm x 15.00 mm Chain 18"
Stone Size: Cameo 13.50 mm x 8.00 mm
Weight: Pendant & Chain 2.50 grams
Origin: Pendant: Italy Chain: Ireland
Date: Circa 1880