Beauty and elegance abound in these lovely marcasite lady cameo from the mid 1950's earrings! Italian carved from thick mother of pearl shell, the artisan has captured every detail of this alluring mid-century woman. These gorgeous pierced earrings are marked 925 on the back and measure just over 1" long and ½" wide. The cameo looks to be placed on genuine jet onyx. If you, like myself, have a weakness for marcasite cameos, I highly recommend this pair of earrings for her beauty and affordability! They truly are an exquisite example of a fine cameo carving complimented by the glow of a beautifully designed marcasite setting. Marcasites became very popular in the late 1800's, as their beauty under gas lights made marcasite jewelry sparkle like diamonds. Their popularity has never waned. Their beauty is eternal as they are the perfect accent for any cameo! This cameo is fit for a queen and will be delivered in a lovely presentation box, ready for gift wrapping, and ready to please! As always, thank you for looking and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. We are listing other vintage jewelry this week so please visit our other auctions. We love to combine shipping to save you money.