These vintage 14 karat yellow gold shell cameo earrings are understated and absolutely beautiful. Made of solid 14 karat yellow gold, the earrings feature a twisted gold motif encircling the earring which is set with a carved conch shell cameo depicting a woman in profile. The shell cameo is secured with a highly detailed gallery wire.
The earrings measure 29 millimeters tall and 17.5 millimeters wide. They are suspended from a stud earring with a pushback closure. Upon request, these earrings can be converted to a leverback or French hook style ear wires.
The term "cameo" is indicative not of a style, but of a method of carving a design into the upper light colored portions of a shell or stone and exposing the lower, darker portions of the material for contrast. Cameos come in numerous motifs, the most popular of which is of a person in profile. We also have in our collection of fine vintage cameos floral as well as landscape motifs.