The craftsmanship is excellent as is the very detailed carving of the goddess wearing a strand of pearls and wheat stalks in her hair. Carved on a natural curved shell cameo and signed. The cameo's ornate frame is amazing and tests for 14k yellow gold and has natural seed pearls; pearls are strung on fine gold wire to the frame - very secure, no loose or missing pearls. The clasp is firm in excellent working order as is the bale which can folded down and concealed when not in use as a pendant. There are natural striations visible to the shell, one more so and it has been professionally stabilized.The signature or artist mark is on the inside edge of the setting - difficult to see, but in photos. There is an "o" in a circle on the clasp. Please see our photos who had are part of our description; the photos are of the actual item which is in our possession. We maintain a non smoking and pet free household.