C. 1950 Vintage Pink Shell Cameo Non-Pierced Screwback Earrings in 14kt Yellow Gold
14kt Yellow Gold
Shell (Color: Pink, Quantity: 2, Shape & Cutting Style: Oval Cameo, Size: 17 mm x 13 mm)
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.
SCREW: An earring with a screw post insert and a backing that twists on to hold it in place.
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.
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.
All weights and measures are approximate.
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