Pink conch shell cameos are ever mounting in popularity among collectors. This simple gold and pearl lavaliere is set centrally with a delightful long cameo of pink conch shell. The powder pink hue seems startling to find in nature, but is very much one of the sea's honest gifts to 19th-20th c craftspeople. This dulcet example would be an excellent addition for anyone interested in the pastel palate that was so beloved at this moment.
Subtle jewels are oft unloved in a larger collection, but seasoned collectors know that detailed layers make jewelry look. Yellow and white 14k, with a pink conch shell cameo center and a sweet pearl drop.
Materials and Features: pink shell cameo, pearl, 14k gold
Age/Origin: American, Victorian, c. 1890
Measurements: 1.5" (drop), chain is 16" in length, 2.7 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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