Cameo Jewelry


Cameo jewelry  and cameos dates back many centuries, but it is uncertain when the first one was carved. It is believed that the birthplace of the cameo was nearly 300 B.C. in Egypt. Originally, cameos were carved from stone such as agate and were meant to depict a moral or certain ethic. It was much later that cameo jewelry was created from shell. Today, cameo jewelry is produced by hand carving and ultrasonic carving methods.

Cameo jewelry comes in a variety of sizes and can be displayed on rings, earrings, pendants or pins. Cameo jewelry is often portrayed as a woman in profile wearing jewelry in soft tones of ivory, white or pink. Higher grades allow for finer detail.

Cameo jewelry is delicate and should be treated accordingly. Regularly dust cameos that are stored in softly, lined boxes away from heat and light. Cameo jewelry may be washed with warm water. Avoid soap and jewelry cleaner and make sure to dry with a soft cloth.

 


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