Finely detailed woman's profile cameo. She is wearing a tiara crown, as if dressed during the time of the Roman Empire. The shell cameo is surrounded by a frame in solid 18K gold*. It is not plated nor filled. It is fully hallmarked.
The piece is artfully carved with fair relief. The reverse side of the pendant shows a beautiful conch shell. The cameo is in excellent condition with no damages nor scratches.
This item has the versatility of being worn as a brooch or as a pendant.
Size: 3.8 cm x 2.7 cm (with bail (1 1/2x1")
Material: 18K solid gold, shell cameo, organic material
Period: end of nineteenth century, Victorian
Origin: probably Italy
Provenance: an estate sale in France
Condition: Very good. A slight dent on the left side of the gold frame (see first picture)
Additional remarks: stamped with the number 750 and the owl assay stamp to guarantee its 18-carat solid gold content.
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*Information on gold jewelry:
- 24K gold is pure gold. (it is not really used in jewellery because it is too soft and not practical for daily wear.)
-18K gold contains 18 parts gold and 6 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 75% gold. This level of fineness is used extensively in French and Italian jewelry and in most quality pieces)
-14K gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 58.3% gold. (It is used extensively in the US)
-12K gold contains 12 parts gold and 12 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 50% gold.
-10K gold contains 10 parts gold and 14 parts of one or more additional metals, making it 41.7% gold. 10K gold is the minimum standard that can be called "gold" in the United States.
Antique jewelry and rare items often contain the lower level of fineness, but their value is based on a myriad of other factors.