The cameo is intact with no cracking or chipping and a bit of surface wear that dulls the details and features slightly. The pinback was repaired at some point and is not original. There are no other irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.Secure, there was a repair at some point and it is not original. Cameo jewelry dates back hundreds of years, recognized by a scene, persons profile, or a figure carved into a material with a raised relief. The most valuable cameos are carved by hand into shell, lava, or a natural gemstone like amethyst (not plastic or glass).
Other factors that increase collectability are how rare the depiction is, the quality of the carving, and how high the relief is. On Handmade or Hand-Carved Jewelry. Handmade or hand-carved jewelry is valued because it is, by default, one of a kind. Unlike machine-made pieces, a handmade piece can never be replicated in the exact same way, and so they will always reveal the at-the-moment intent of the individual maker. Often, the pieces have a distinctively visceral feel, as though you can sense the painstaking labor that went into every aspect._gsrx_vers_1233 GS 8.1.1 (1233). The item "Antique Victorian Gold GF Carved Shell Cameo Goddess Artemis Brooch Pin" is in sale since Saturday, November 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Cameos". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.