Antique Silver & Gold Shell Cameo Pendant / Brooch


Acquired from a private collector this cameo is not only of exceptional detail, but in very good condition for being over 100 years old.  The lady that sits to the center has her hair pulled back with locks that tickle her shoulder.  A delicate set of pearls hang on her neck as she looks in the distance.  There are NO cracks or breaks to shell or metal work and the pin and lock are in perfect working order.  The pendant loop allows for a 3mm wide chain and folds down when worn as a brooch.  The silver purity mark is stamped on the back frame edge.  The oval shell cameo sits within a 900 silver pure frame that is accented by a 12k yellow gold rope wire.  I left some of the patina as it adds to the character and age of the piece, but it can be polished to a high shine.  It is light enough to be worn on a scarf, sweater, hat or as a collar pin.  The owner of this pin was a nurse and loved collecting cameos from around the world, her collection was over 140 pieces.  This piece is just one of the many beautiful cameos she loved and took such great care of.


* Solid 900 Silver (stamped)
* 12k Yellow Gold (tested)
* Natural Shell 
* Measures approx. 1 1/8" inches x 7/8" inch
* 4.46 grams
* Circa 1840's-1860'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.


As a metal, silver has significant health benefits that have been used across cultures for centuries. Silver has a proven track record as a powerful antimicrobial agent fighting infections and aiding in cold and flu prevention, wound healing, and more. Silver also helps with internal heat regulation and circulation.

Antique Silver & Gold Shell Cameo Pendant / Brooch

SKU: NA-185

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