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Princess Cameo Brooch Pendant Master Carved, Sterling Silver 18k Gold Overlay Carnelian Shell Italian

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Product Description
  • Cameo Enhancer, Brooch and Pendant, from the Princess Collection, Master Carved, Italian,
  • 925 Sterling Silver, 18k Yellow Gold Overlay, Hand Custom Made Frame, Carnelian Conch Shell,
  • One of a Kind, 1.29 x 1.02 inches, 33 x 25 mm, Old World Treasure,
  • Collector's Item, Bas Relief, Exceptional Value, Heirloom Jewelry, Beautiful on Pearls or Ribbons,
  • Artisan Jewelry, Exceptional , Great Gift, Keepsake, Unique, Exquisite Carving,
BEAUTIFUL, ITALIAN, MASTER CARVED, CARNELIAN CONCH SHELL, CAMEO PIN AND PENDANT. Bezel set in a unique 925 Sterling Silver with 18k yellow gold overlay, custom hand made frame, the cameo measures 1.25 inches from top to bottom, and 1.02 inches from right to left. The profile of a young lady is beautifully detailed and will be a stunning accessory for your wardrobe. Great Gift, Keepsake, Unique, Exquisite Carving.........Sea shell cameos are made only in Torre del Greco, near Naples, in Italy. They are created by hand carving individual pieces of double layered sea shells with a steel burin. The artisan attaches the selected piece to the end of a dub stick using special glue. He then begins carving from the softer outer layer which permits the incision of a face or figure, working toward the glassy inner layer which is then cleaned using a rotating brush rendering it shiny. This is an antique art passed on from the Greeks to the Romans which today requires a five to six year apprenticeship to become, given that one has the necessary talent, a master artisan. Black and white sea shells, Cassis Madagascariensis or Sardonic (Sardonyx), come from the Caribbean while the ivory colored shells, called Cassis Rufa or Corniola (Carnelian), come from Madagascar. Each precious cameo is a unique hand made object, an ideal gift of lasting beauty, not a fleeting fad. Note: With time, a cameo may collect dust diminishing its beauty. A soft bristled brush, lukewarm water and neutral soap are all that's needed to restore its original splendor. Great gift or collector's item, exceptional value. THANK YOU FOR LOOKING
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