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.
Yes, they are very cool. I have one that I got as a child and love it.
Cameos are indeed beautiful. There's something really graceful and timeless about them. This page has made me want a ring!
You have a way of finding great pieces.
Excellent article on vintage items. It seems more and more people are taking an interest in collecting "vintage". Or is it just that I am more interested now so I'm noticing others who are as well?
Love it! Your articles are great!
My eldest daughter is turning 16 in May she is therefore going to a lot of sweet sixteen birthday parties. One of her best friends wants a cameo for her birthday. My daughter and I have been shopping for the perfect cameo. Great to read this :)