Antique Vintage Hand carved Italian Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant gold filled carnelian pendant necklace combo stamped 12k F183
This is a smaller cameo measuring a little over an inch tall. It would work really well as a pendant if you lean more to wearing a necklace over a brooch. It has a fold down bail on the back that will allow you to pass a chain directly through it. It also has a pin with a safety clasp on it so it can be worn as a brooch. The Cameo is set in a yellow gold frame stamped 1/20 12K G.F. The cameo does have a thumbnail sized stress line in it, as shown in the front picture. Stress and growth lines are almost ubiquitous in cameos. Rare to find a cameo without one. Age I put as probably 1950's-1960's make a great gift. Comes gift boxed.