Art Deco 14k Shell & Diamond Cameo
A beautiful piece of history all wrapped up in an amazingly crafted habille shell cameo pendant/brooch. This 1920's cameo is in fantastic condition with NO cracks, breaks or chips to the natural shell or the metal work. The back pin and latch work perfectly and the pendant bail tucks under when worn as a brooch and pulls out for wear as a pendant. The craftsmanship on the gold hatch pattern and flowers are exquisite! A natural single cut diamond sits in the center of a necklace accent known as "habille" has VS clarity and F-G color and is approx. .02pts. This is an American made true Art Deco piece and will surely make that special someone smile!
* Solid 14k White Gold (stamped)
* Natural Shell Cameo with Portrait
* Measures 1 5/8" inches x 1 1/2" inches
* Natural Single Cut Diamond approx. .02pts
* 7.6 grams
* Chain NOT included
* Appraised Value is $650 (original included)
Habillé is a a French term for "dressed" that is used for cameos that incorporate jewelry into in the portrait. These highly collectible cameos came in fashion around 1840 and are more rare than those cameos without. Most habille cameos incorporate natural diamonds but have been known to include seed pearls or other gemstones.
Diamond brings love and clarity into partnerships, bonding relationships. Diamond is a sign of commitment and fidelity, and instills trust to relationships and situations. It inspires the forces of accumulation, attracting the manifestation of abundance. Diamond is an energy amplifier. It is a stone that never requires recharging.
Diamond purifies and detoxifies all of the body’s systems, rebalancing the metabolism, and building up stamina, strength and treating allergies and chronic conditions. It also helps glaucoma and clears sight. Diamond effectively treats dizziness and vertigo, and benefits the brain.
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