1930s Exquisite Handmade Silver Filigree Cameo Necklace
This necklace is absolutely exquisite! The craftsmanship, design and overall presence are astounding. The three carved shell cameos are each remarkably beautiful. Any cameo admirer knows that not all hand carved cameos are created equal! Unfortunately, sometimes the portraits depicted are just not that attractive. Yet in this instance, all three of these portraits are truly lovely! Each are unique showing variations in their upswept hairstyles, adornments and clothing. All three are of the same size (1" x 3/4") and are set in three identically intricate filigree panels. And the panels are so gorgeous they are definitely worth taking a closer look! Entirely crafted by hand, the detail and design that was accomplished is mind boggling. They have such wonderful sweeping lines, a rich, layered texture and turquoise accents to top it off! Completing the design is a detailed filigree link chain...the perfect finishing touch. This whole necklace is nothing short of a work of art. It is utterly breathtaking...the artist had not only tremendous skill and patience but also an acute design sense and an absolutely pure appreciation of beauty. The three central panels each measure approximately 1-1/2" across the top and approximately 1-3/4" long. Each link in the chain measures about 1-7/8" long and 3/16" wide. Overall the necklace length is approximately 19". The length can be shortened easily upon request. The spring ring closure is marked sterling and the filigree tests positive for sterling as well.