Created to swing and sway when worn, these extra long and tiered gold filled earrings, have the pristine look as if they were just made. Made during the 1930's, yet Victorian influenced in their design, they have the detail and quality of a designer made piece (in fact a maker's mark is stamped at the back). Uniquely shaped pendants and enameled patterning culminate in a hand carved cameo, the left-facing portrait of an Art Deco dame. These earrings are fresh looking and must have been tucked away and well. Taken care of, or worn infrequently.The gold setting has a bright patina with no surface wear and no dents or misshapen spots. The cameos are intact with no chipping or cracks and a modest amount of surface wear. The details are still crisp and fresh looking. There are no irregularities to the setting or signs of solder or repair and the piece has a firm shape.
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 "Vtg Victorian Revival Gold Filled Enamel Shell Cameo Art Deco Dangle Earrings" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Costume\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Cameos". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in Altadena, California. This item can be shipped to United States.