Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Cameo Jewellery

Cameo Jewellery  

A cameo is a material that is carved with a raised relief that often depicts a profile of a face or a mythical scene. Cameos are commonly made out of shell, coral, stone, lava, or glass. ... Cameo jewelry has varying quality factors including the intricacy of the carving to the quality of the setting.

Some of these can be very large, carved into bowls, or vases and take many months to complete. Prices are based on how long each carving takes so the price range can from $2000 to over $35000.

Examine the back- hold the cameo face down and run your finger up and down the back. If the cameo is made from shell you should feel a concave or curve. The curve might be slight, but this is a good sign the cameo was carved from real shell. Plastic cameos will have a flat surface.

Material. The finest, more expensive cameos are those made from semi-precious and stone materials. Agate is one of the most popular since it's difficult to carve and requires significantly more talent to produce. Those made of stones will outlast the less expensive recreations made from shells or plastic.


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