Art Deco Belais 10K White Gold Carved shell Cameo Pin Pendant

$ 225.00

Vintage Victorian Belais 10K White Gold Carved Shell Lovely Maiden Cameo Combination Pendant, Pin Brooch. A beautiful antique white gold Cameo pin / pendant. The cameo is a carved shell of a beautiful lady with an up do hair style with a large flower. The setting is a frame type with a Lovely shape and detail. Reminds me of an actual picture frame. The back of the pin has a locking style clasp as well as a hide away swivel ring loop to wear on a necklace chain.

The back of the cameo is hallmarked 10K for gold content along with Belais for the maker. The pendant pin measures 1 3/4" high by 1 3/8" wide. The pin weighs 8.4 grams. The brooch pendant pin is in excellent condition. No dings, dents, damage or repairs. Wonderful gold framed shell cameo.

In 1863 David Belais founded the Belais Manufacturing Company. In 1917, David Belais of Belais Brothers submitted his special formula of white gold, and the patent was applied for in October of 1918, and approved in 1920. The Belais alloy became so popular, that during the 1920s, white gold was sometimes referred to as “Belais metal.” Belais jewelry is highly collectible & sought after, because their company is considered to be one of the first to use white gold in the U.S. Their pieces are like owning a piece of jewelry history!

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