There is something so elegant about antique and vintage cameo jewelry, whether the cameos are on a pendant, in a brooch, or in a pair of cufflinks. Cameos are usually classic in style, surrounding by a vintage or antique metal filigree setting. An antique or vintage cameo piece can upgrade the look of any dress, coat, or suit, and can be worn by men or women depending on how the cameo is presented.
A cameo is a piece with a carving in raised relief against a differently colored background. Cameos have been carved since ancient times, as far back as Greece, originally being made on gemstones. Cameos were also used for signet rings in the past. However, now most cameos are carved in shell or glass. The majority of cameos are portraits, although some are scenes from landscapes.