A classic Victorian Era cameo of a woman's profile craved from a sea shell and set in 10 karat yellow gold. It can be worn as either a brooch or pendant with the addition of a chain. The outer edge is surrounded with grey seed pearls giving a framed effect to the piece.
This vintage 10 karat yellow gold stick or lapel pin holds a 6x8 mm shell cameo and a 2.5 mm white pearl. The swirl design motif measures approximately 21 mm long and the pin stick is 2.5 inches long.
A stick pin is typically worn vertically. Their traditional purpose was to make sure that ties and scarfs stayed in place, but today they're worn as an elegant accessory for either a man or a woman.