Vintage Shell Cameo and Locket Necklace

Jan's Description

A combination of many vintage elements make this a very interesting necklace. The tiny cameo is hand-carved from shell and is mounted on a mother of pearl button and vintage brass findings. Dangling from that is a vintage brass locket which you can open and add a photo of a loved one. The necklace segment is made from vintage wood, mother of pearl and pearl rosary beads. Some amber crystals, chain and a lobster clasp complete the necklace. Neutral colors make this a necklace you can wear often or give as a gift.

This nostalgic creation is 19" long with a pendant section of 3-1/2". 

This necklace is one of a kind and lovingly handmade by me in my home studio in San Francisco. Most of my creations are a mix of antique, vintage, and new parts, some of which may (or may not) show signs of aging and wear. I feel that such “imperfections” only add character to the piece and hope that you do too. 

About the Artisan

Jan Dempsey has been designing jewelry since she was a “flower child” of the 60’s. As a wife, mother and now world traveler, creating jewelry has always been a source of immense joy and therapy. Her "re-created" pieces are crafted from her own unique assortment of vintage findings and beads. Jan's distinctive designs reflect a relaxed sophistication that takes you from jeans to cocktail dress.