This Italian cameo necklace is carved by hand from shell in Torre del Greco, Italy, the cameo capital of the world. Black onyx beadwork frames the intricately detailed portrait in profile. Suspends from bead chain with lobster clasp. Diamond-cut and polished sterling silver and 18kt yellow gold over sterling silver pendant necklace.
Product Details (for Italian Shell Cameo Pendant Necklace With Black Onyx in Two-Tone Sterling Silver. 18")
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
2 1/2 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
1 5/8 inches
STERLING SILVER: Also known as "Standard Silver," sterling silver is silver alloyed with other metals to increase the hardness and durability. Generally, sterling is 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Some sterling silver jewelry is plated with 14kt-18kt
18KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 18kt is 75% gold. In Europe, 18K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
gold and referred to as "vermeil," or "gold over sterling."
Silver and 18kt Gold Over Sterling Silver
DIAMOND-CUT: A finish that incorporates highly polished cuts or facets which create a reflective sparkle similar to the appearance of diamonds.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
LOBSTER CLASP: named after the pinching style of the hook, this clasp is often shaped like a lobster's claw. Use your finger to work the lever to open the clasp.
SHELL: A treasured gift of the sea, shell has been used for ornamentation since recorded time. Shell makes a classic choice for cameo designs and is often carved in relief to display a ladylike motif, presented in a frame of precious metal.
(Quantity: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval
OVAL: An elliptical shape that resembles an egg.
CAMEO: A low relief carving where the carving is above the background layer. Usually carved in shell or stone to portray the profile of a woman.
, Size: 40x30 mm)
ONYX: A favorite of the ancient Greeks and Romans, this glossy black gemstone adds a sophisticated shine to rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Perfect for day or night, onyx delivers a dramatic dose of color to gold and sterling silver jewelry designs.
(Color: Black, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Faceted Bead
FACETED BEAD: A stone with a drilled hole and a faceted surface. Strung together to decorate bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
, Size: 2.5 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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