Carved sardonyx shell cameo depicting a woman in Renaissance dress, mounted In 18k gold - France, c.1860.
Cameo of an Elizabethan lady.
Flora, high relief cameo, Material: Ivory, 18 k gold tested, mother of pearl. Size: 2 2/8" by just over 1 5/8" Date and Origin: Circa 1880 France, probably Dieppe. Conditions: A tiniest petal from a tiny flower on her flowers crown is lost. This is only barely visible through a loupe, not noticeable at all by naked eye, mentioned for accuracy, otherwise mint. (look at the third picture, you can see a flowers with three petals, the fourth is lost).
Antique Cameo Jewelry is a beautiful and unique option if you love them and are thinking of investing in vintage and antique jewelry. A cameo, by definition, is a shell or stone with an image carved into one side or the other of the stone. A relief cameo is carved so that you can see only one side of an image (typically the front or a profile). An Intaglio cameo is one that is carved from behind the picture or profile.