Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cameo Classic

Whether you’ve seen it from Grandma, the period films or in present day Europe, a cameo seems so familiar, it is a classic.
Cameo pieces are handcrafted carvings traditionally done on shells originally from Greece and Rome. Today, Italy is the biggest worldwide supplier of the cameo jewelry usually in “Relief” carving, meaning the image carved is only a profile, or just one side as opposed to sculptures where the carvings can be seen on multi-dimensional perspectives.
The images on these cameos are women or scenes from the 1800s usually of great achievements. In the Victorian era, a cameo was considered as a prized souvenir of every woman according to her likeness. These were the roots of the cameo vintage.
Various collectors have been trained to see the authenticity of these pieces. Some vintage ones cost more than diamonds.
The most usual antique cameos that can be found in the market date back from the 1920’s-1980’s. Here are some of the current market antique cameos:

antique from Preston Reuther Gallery USD 400.00




electro cameo lucite USD 28.00


Most of us like things "new" but in the Cameo's case, the value just increases through time. What makes the piece special is the story that goes with it. How it was able to stand the time. More so, it has been a womanhood tradition to have her own passed on to the future daughters and granddaughters in the family as part of heirloom.

Get one now from Jean and Rosz. It is never too late to start.


Jean & Rosz: Carmi- Cameo Capiz Shell Pendant Php 480.00



Jean & Rosz: Camille- Cameo Necklace and Pendant Php 350.00



Jean & Rosz: Camille- Cameo Necklace and Pendant Php 350.00


5 comments:

  1. love! love! vintage pieces... :) especially this classic cameo, a very timeless pieces...

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  2. Kristel Anne VillanuevaMarch 13, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    I love this. I love vintage look. they're so classy.:)

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  3. Your cameo pieces look much better than the foreign ones you posted. :)

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  4. i love your cameo pieces.. it looks great and i think it would look good on me... ehehe

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