The Necklace is made from Buffalo horn, and linkages in Black Rhodium Sterling Silver decorated with rose cut Diamonds. The Necklace also holds 9K Gold Bell with orange Enamel and 18K Gold linkages. The pendant is a Cameo carved flower designed with White Shell, held by Red Coral, decorated with Round Green Tsavorites, Round & Pear Rose Cut Diamonds.
The earliest prevalent use of shell for cameo carving was during the Renaissance, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Before that time, cameos were carved from hardstone. Classically the designs carved onto shells or stones were either scenes of Greek or Roman mythology or portraits of rulers or important dignitaries. Such shell carvings were often gifts from royalty to their subjects and are found in museums or in private collections.
White Rose Cut Diamonds: 1.47 cts.
Tsavorites: 2.93 cts.
Carved Shell Cameo: 8.39 gms..
Center Piece Dimension: 5.0(W) x 9.5(L) x 2.0(D) cms.
Weight: 64.53 gms: Pendant 24.74 gms., Necklace 39.79 gms.