Three Muses Cameo - Retro Era 12k Gold Filled Genuine Carved Oval Shell Cameo Pendant - Vintage Circa 1960s Greek Graces Goddesses Jewelry
Beautiful vintage Retro 12k gold filled genuine shell cameo pendant! This classic pendant features a carved shell cameo displaying the three Greek muses. The elegant women are raised in off white on a salmon hued background. The pendant also has a functional brooch pin backing, allowing the piece to be worn several ways. The fob is shown modeled on a 14k yellow gold filled 24 inch chain, that was added by us. Stunning piece of Greek Mythology inspired cameo jewelry, circa 1960s!
ERA - Circa 1960s / Retro
METAL / MATERIAL - 12k gold filled pendant, 14k gold filled chain, genuine carved shell cameo.
MARKINGS / HISTORY - Reverse side of pendant is marked "1/20 12K GF" and chain clasp is marked "14/20 GF"
The three Greek muses are known for their inspiration in literature, art and the sciences. Ancient Roman scholar, Varro, believed one of the goddesses was born from water's movement (Melete or "Practice"), one who could make sound by striking air (Mneme or "Memory") and a third who was embodied in human voice (Aoide or "Song").
CONDITION - Good vintage condition, new old stock. Shell cameo is in good condition and has been beautifully preserved. Lovely Retro piece, which looks even more stunning in person!
SIZE / MEASUREMENTS - Modeled Chain: 24 inches, Pendant (including bail): 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 inches, Pendant Weight: 6.57 grams
PRESENTATION - Listing includes a complimentary MJV logo gift box, as shown in last photo. All other boxes are for display only.
AUTHENTICITY - Each item in our shop has been hand-selected and inspected by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.