C. 1950 Vintage Shell Cameo Pin Pendant Necklace With Diamonds and Pearls in 14kt Yellow Gold. 18"
C. 1950. From our Estate collection, this pin pendant necklace presents a shell cameo with some Retro era flair. An interesting openwork frame adorned with 3mm cultured freshwater pearls and .10 ct. t.w. of diamonds surrounds the detailed relief carving. Hinged bale suspends from a rope chain with a springring clasp. Revolver safety. 14kt yellow gold pin pendant necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1950 Vintage Shell Cameo Pin Pendant Necklace With Diamonds and Pearls in 14kt Yellow Gold. 18")
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
2 3/4 inches
Necklace Drop Width:
1 1/8 inches
14KT: Karat (abbreviated kt or K) is a unit that indicates the purity of gold in the metal. 14kt is 58.33% gold. In the United States, 14K yellow gold is most favored and used in jewelry.
YELLOW GOLD: Gold is a precious metal with a natural yellow color. It is quite soft and often alloyed with other metals to increase its strength. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
ROPE: Chain links that are twisted or looped together in a pattern that creates a look similar to that of a rope.
SPRINGRING CLASP: Invented in the early 1900s this diminutive device is highly effective. It's a hollow circular metal fastener with a spring opening. This keeps the clasp closed.
REVOLVER: A safety that conceals the point of a pin and keeps it in place with a revolving lever mechanism.
HINGED: A bale with a hinge. The hinge allows the pendant to be placed on and taken off a chain easily and without sliding. Ideal for putting pendants on chains that have large clasps.
Diamond: The hardest and most brilliant of all gemstones, a diamond can make the heart race with its pure and fiery spark. An ancient symbol of love, a diamond is the preferred gemstone for tokens of affection, such as rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Diamond is the birthstone for April.
(Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Brilliant
BRILLIANT: A gemstone cut to enhance brilliance without sacrificing much carat weight. Typically has 58 facets.
, Color Grade: G-H
Color Grade G-H: Near-colorless
, Clarity: SI1-SI2
CLARITY SI1-SI2: Slightly Included. Inclusions are noticeable under 10x magnification.
, Weight: 0.10 ct. t.w.)
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.
(Color: White, 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: 30X22 mm)
CULTURED PEARLS: Likened to the moon, pearls have been valued for their luminous glow and natural beauty for thousands of years. Today, high-quality cultured freshwater pearls make pearl jewelry affordable to all. Pearl is the traditional birthstone for the month of June.
(Color: White, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Near-round
NEAR-ROUND: A pearl that visually appears almost round.
, Size: 3 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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