Vintage Van Dell Hand carved Italian Shell Cameo Brooch Pendant gold filled carnelian pendant necklace combo stamped 12k F179
Van Dell Fabulous antique or vintage cameo that features a gorgeous carved lady encased in an gold filled frame. The pendant measures 1 1/2" in length by 1 1/4" and is marked on the rim: Van Dell 12K Gold Filled. It is in excellent condition. Features a swivel-up bail, so it can also be worn as a pendant. The Van Dell Corporation was founded in in 1938 in Providence Rhode Island, which is still a jewelry hub to this day. The company manufactured well made sterling silver, gold filled and gold plated jewelry rather than more commonly made costume jewelry in base metal. This is one of the reasons for the scarcity of the designs, since fine metal jewelry is not made in the quantities that costume jewelry was made.