Cameos have been made and worn for centuries, and even today many are worn by people who love to wear a brooch with a unique style and design.
From the traditional shell cameo to the hard stone carvings and lava cameos, there will always be a cameo out there just for you.
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Agate is part of the quartz family and is much harder and cameos carved from agate are often called or referred to as hard stone cameos for this reason.
This antique cameo ring was hand made in the early 1900's in 9ct rose gold. The colour of the rose gold is so soft and elegant and matches so well with the two colours seen in the cameo.
The cameo itself is of a mans head in profile in and the setting around it measures 9.6mm by 12.4mm and has the milgrain finish around the edge of the setting.
Perfect for any occasion or finger, this is such an attractive antique cameo ring.
Made in 18ct yellow gold in the Edwardian time in London in 1903, this cameo is made of sardonyx which is a naturally layered material from the quartz family.
Being layered is a natural choice for many hardstone cameos for the obvious reason that as the carver goes into the material, different colours are found at different depths to allow for a wonderful colour contrast.
Hand carved of a maiden dancing, cameos really are as unique as a painting.
Surrounded by 20 natural seed pearls, the cameo with the pearl border measures 19.7mm by 10mm wide.
The band itself has the most elegant and charming scroll work on both sides adding that extra character making antique rings so unique and beautiful.
This is such a delightful antique cameo ring that will suit any finger that it is worn on.
Hallmarked: London 1903
More commonly cameos are found carved from shell, whereas these cameos are hand carved from sardonyx which is a naturally layered material of white and the lovely warm burnt orange colour.
Made in 15ct rose gold, the colour of the gold matches so well with the colours from the sardonyx and it really makes these antique cameo earrings stand out even more.
Each earring is also set with 2 pearls to add even more charm and character to them.
Measuring 25mm across at the widest part in the centre by 38.5mm from the bottom to where the shepherd hook is attached, the size of these earrings really stand out so well day or night.
The shepherd hook fittings at the back are also nice and long making them very secure to wear.
Antique cameo earrings are becoming increasingly hard to come by as it only takes the loss or damage of one to make them obsolete and these earrings are not only still together well after 140 years but are also in superb condition.
Circa: 1870 (Victorian)