This stunningly beautiful vintage shell cameo is set into warm toned 14 carat rose gold and is an exceptional jewellery piece. The cameo itself is so intricately carved with making full use of the natural layers of the shell. The carver is highly skilful and has created a spectacularly well carved portrait in a figurative style. The lady is a warm light peach colour against the carnelian tones of the background. Around the setting is a fine woven, filigree rope detail and yellow gold leaves, which frames the portrait perfectly. Originally this cameo was a pendant only and the brooch fitting is a later addition. The cameo pendant / brooch is not hallmarked, the piece was also laser tested as 14 carat gold. This very impressive cameo would be a fabulous addition to any collection.