14k Antique Shell Cameo Pendant/Brooch


A statement piece for sure!  This fabulous natural shell cameo is set in a hefty solid 14k gold frame.  The cameo depiction is of a Victorian woman with flowing curls and roses in her hair and and at her shoulder.  A thin Roman style toga dress wraps around her shoulders and neck perfectly.  This is one of the most amazing cameos I have ever seen.  The carving is of very fine execution and the bail and pin lock are all in perfect working order.  This cameo has been preserved with love and care.  Belonging to a nurse here in San Antonio who loved to collect cameos from around the world.  This was the best of her entire 140 piece collection.  It is fairly light for it's size, but I would not wear this on a thin sweater or scarf.  It is more suitable to be worn on a coat, hat, bag, brides bouquet or as a pendant.  A true piece of history that is ready to find a new forever home.  


* Solid 14k Yellow Gold (tested)
* Natural Shell
* Hand Etching
* No Maker's Mark
* Measures approx. 60mm x 44mm
* 36.6 grams
* circa 1900

* Appraisal Value - $1,695



Shell stimulates intuition, sensitivity, imagination and adaptability. It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making. Shell promotes cooperation between the self and others, as well as within the self.


Gold possesses a warm energy and soothing vibrations that helped the body to relax, further relaxing the blood vessels and ensuring that blood travels through the tissues triggering quicker growth of new cells and replacement of the dead ones.  Akin to those who believe meditation relaxes the body and keeps one healthy and rejuvenated.


Gold has been used to enhance mental faculties, and in the rejuvenation of the endocrine system. It helps in balancing the right and left brain, and treats conditions associated with autism, dyslexia, epilepsy, and physical coordination.


The energy of gold is subtle yet apparent. It emits an energy which is both receptive and cooperative. And, for all those who wondered why Cleopatra was said to have a radiant skin – It is believed that Queen Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night.

14k Antique Shell Cameo Pendant/Brooch

SKU: 191

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