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Antique Shell Cameo Brooch


This hand etched cameo is over 100 years old and in very good condition!  The natural shell face depicts a lady dressed in a gown strolling by a cottage with bushed, grass and a full topped tree.  A town can be seen in the distance to the right hand side.  A 12k yellow gold rope accent sits a top an 800 silver frame.  Curl  latch and pin arm are in perfect working order.  Very light wear from age with NO cracks or breaks to the cameo or the metal work.  Some very light natural pitting to the shell crevasses can be seen under 10x magnification.  The craftsmanship looks to be Italian.  A beautiful gift for a loved one to celebrate an recent move, transition in life or as a token of love and affection.  


* 800 Silver 
* 12k Yellow Gold (tested)
* Natural Shell
* No Maker's Mark
* Measures approx. 1 13/16" inches long x 1 9/16" inches wide
* 11.06 grams
* c. 1850's - 1890's


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. It provides cohesive energy for groups.


Silver is thought to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others do.  Silver has a bright and clear appearance and therefore represents qualities such as purity, clarity, and vision. It also symbolizes subtle strength. It is very versatile, strong, yet malleable.

Gold symbolizes the purity of the spiritual aspect of "All That Is".  It is symbolic of spirituality and development in the realm of complete understanding, allowing one to both attain and maintain communion with the source of all being.


Gold has been called "the master healer".  It is an excellent mineral for purification of the physical body.


Gold helps one to improve one's character via learning, lessening the trauma associated with situations experienced during the gain of knowledge. It assists one to activate, to mobilize, and to actualize the intrinsic potential of the self.

Antique Shell Cameo Brooch

SKU: NA-168
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