left facing cameo brooch - marked 10k. Can see through shell when held up to light. Brooch is 1 1/4" high, 1" wide.
It was given to me by my grandmother around 1970. I believe it belonged to my great grandmother
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It is a beautiful cameo brooch. Such vintage and antique pieces of jewellery are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The cameo brooch has lovely colours and a beautiful cut design with a female portrait. It appears to be in good condition with the metal work probably being 10 kt gold based on your description of the marks. It is a brooch that was made in the late part of the 1800s or early part of the 1900s. There are quite a lot of cameo brooches for sale however I believe that yours would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online jewellery auction, where I believe the cameo brooch has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the cameo brooch. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.