This beautiful, expertly handcrafted shell cameo is one to hand down from generation to generation. The workmanship in design is quite special. The artist created a blend of colors and worked them into the woman’s hair and flowing feather plume. The carvings are very detailed in her hair.
The shell cameo is prong set in 14k yellow gold. The ‘c’ clasp and bar pin extend slightly beyond the cameo which helps date this to an earlier piece.
The pin is 1 5/8” tall and 1 3/8” wide. It is domed and has an arresting shape which the artist took advantage of. It tests 14k and is in excellent vintage condition with a warm patina.