C. 1950 Vintage Shell Cameo and Enamel Necklace With Diamond Accent in 14kt White Gold. 15"
C. 1950. From the Retro era, this cameo necklace is a compelling piece in our Estate collection. Crafted in 14kt white gold, the design features a double drop adorned with texturing, openwork, and green and black enamel. But the true showpiece is the shell cameo which features the profile of a woman with a real diamond accent necklace. Springring clasp, enamel and shell cameo necklace. Exclusive, one-of-a-kind Estate Jewelry.
Product Details (for C. 1950 Vintage Shell Cameo and Enamel Necklace With Diamond Accent in 14kt White Gold. 15")
DROP: A dangling or stationary detail which "drops" from a bale, strand or earring backing.
Necklace Drop Width:
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.
WHITE GOLD: Gold is a precious metal which is naturally quite soft. To give it a white color and increase its strength, gold is alloyed with white metals, such as silver and/or palladium, and often plated with rhodium. The purity of the metal is indicated by a unit called a "karat," with 24kt having the highest percentage of natural gold.
TEXTURED: A unique and varying finish with a tactile surface applied through various techniques, both by hand and with machinery.
POLISHED: A buffed-out finish used to produce a mirror-like shine.
ENAMEL: Enamel is a glass-like colored coating which is applied or "painted" over the surface of a piece of metal, ceramic or glass. Enamel is made from powdered glass or an epoxy resin material.
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.
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: 1, Shape & Cutting Style: Round Single-Cut
SINGLE-CUT: A gemstone cutting technique that dates back to the 1300s. Still used today, the single-cut usually features 18 facets that go in one direction without crossing each other.
, Color Grade: H, Clarity: VS2
Clarity VS2: Very slightly included. Inclusions are observed with effort under 10x magnification, but can be characterized as minor.
, Weight: 0.01 carats)
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: 18X8 mm)
All weights and measures are approximate.
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