Classical Female Profile Sardonyx Shell Cameo in 10K Rose Gold Frame
Measures 1-3/4" x 1-1/2"; Marked 10K Gold; Weighs 8.3 Grams = 5.3 DWTS
The sardonyx shell has a thick outer wall and a dark brown interior. Cameos
carved in sardonyx shells are distinctive in color with a dark brown background
and white foreground, and frequently cost more because the shells are rare.
The most common motif on antique cameo jewelry is the portrait. Early in the
19th century, cameos started to feature an anonymous Roman woman wearing no