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    Posted 2 years ago

    Steptoe1
    (505 items)

    I have finally got round to looking through a bag of stones that I have collected over the last few years of rooting around in the bottom of jewellery cabinets and looking for bits & bobs, I am wondering if anyone can tell me more about this stone I have picked out.

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    1. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 2 years ago
      Thanks aura
    2. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 2 years ago
      Thanks jiman,blunder
    3. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      It appears to be, like so many cameos, cut from a member of the Cassidae (helmet) family of seashells, probably in the 1950s.
    4. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 2 years ago
      Thanks cameo it's small ring size.
    5. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 2 years ago
      Hi - Me again. Not sure whether you are just giving us a bit more info or doubting the cameo is shell because of small size. If former, yes, probably cut to be used in a ring or earring. If latter, small size does not rule out shell, but can often disguise the curvature characteristic of helmet shell cameos if a small section has been taken from a very large shell. :)
    6. Steptoe1 Steptoe1, 2 years ago
      I do think your right and it is shell, thanks for helping

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