ANTIQUE CAMEOS
A cameo is a stone or shell cut in relief to allow the subject matter to emerge from the background. Shell cameos often feature the profile of a beautiful woman in shades of white, set off against a darker background of peach or pink. Cameos may also be carved in coral, other gemstones such as agate or onyx, or even gold. The history of cameo carving dates back to ancient times; Italy and Germany have been prominent carving centers over the centuries. Cameos enjoyed great popularity during the Victorian era; some wonderful examples are found in antique jewelry on the market today.

ANTIQUE CAMEO BROOCHES
Most have a pendant bale as well as a pin; therefore, they can be worn either as a brooch, or on a chain as a pendant.

antique cameo brooch
Antique cameo brooch, $275
antique cameo brooch
Antique cameo brooch, $1500
antique cameo brooch
Antique cameo brooch, $250


ANTIQUE CAMEO RINGS

antique cameo ring
Antique cameo ring, $225
antique cameo ring
Antique cameo ring, $285
antique cameo ring
Antique cameo ring, $425