Essex Jewelry and Antiques
Classical Carved Shell Cameo 10k Gold Pearl Pin/Pendant of Goddess Diana
Regular price $252.00
Presented is a nice carved shell cameo in a 10K gold and pearl-studded frame. The cameo is carved to depict a classical young woman, in this case the Greek Goddess Diana in side profile with a large moon-shaped barrett or comb on top of her head and a fancy updo. The moon is on of Diana's symbols. The cameo is prong set in a yellow gold frame set away from the edge of the cameo, to give an impression that the cameo is floating within the gold frame. Four tiny pearls are set at the prongs. The pearls are all half drilled mounted on gold prongs and glued, very secure and good quality. The pin has a loop or bale at the top so that it can also be worn as a pendant. The pin is unmarked. We have tested it with nitric acid and guarantee the setting to be 10K gold. The clasp part on the reverse is a replacement and not gold. The condition is excellent. The clasp is in great working order. There are no splits, no breaks, and no repairs other than the clasp as mentioned above. The pin measures 1 1/2 inches by 1 inch.
The weight is 5.0 grams.