"Pipes Player"

SOLD Antique Carved Shell Cameo 14k Gold Conversion Ring

  • Sale
  • $875.00
  • Regular price $1,050.00

The stark white figure of  a classical lady playing a double flute instrument is carved in intricate detail against the rustic goldenrod background of the central shell cameo. A sturdy 14k yellow gold bezel setting holds the stone in place, with a simple shank extending from either side to yield this beautiful, attractive conversion ring. A romantic addition to any collection of fine jewelry.

Materials and Features: 

  • Carved shell cameo central stone
  • 14k yellow gold bezel setting and shank [acid tested for fineness]

Age/Origin: Conversion; ring head is estimated to be from an early 19th century brooch or stickpin, and converted later into a ring.


  • Weight: 3.4 g
  • Ring size: 5.5 US

Marks: -None-

Condition: The carved cameo figure displays intricate artistic detail, with a pleasant contrast of color in this bas-relief rendition. There is some roughness to the bezel setting, and the edges of the shell edge; this is typical for antique and vintage pieces and is not considered detracting by most collectors. The shank has a well-formed circular shape, with no distortion, for a comfortable and consistent fit. There are some minor age soil marks to the edges of the shell stone, and to some of the finer recessed details in the cameo.

Please view and inspect our photos closely, as they are considered part of the condition report. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.