Cameo's

Most cameos are made of glass, shell, or in some cases, volcanic rock. Cameo's became popular early during the Roman Empire and usually had a blue background. Later during the Roman Empire they had a more translucent background. Shell cameo's became popular during the Renaissance and usually have a gray background. In the 1850's it became the fashion to wear cameo's as jewelry. Cameo's usually depict historic figures and Roman or Greek Mythology.
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PLATINUM, HARDSTONE CAMEO AND DIAMOND PENDANT-BROOCH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY. Centering upon an agate cameo of carnelian and onyx featuring the profile bust of a maiden in neo-classical style, framed by round diamonds weighing approximately 10.00 carats, with retractable pendant loop.

PLATINUM, HARDSTONE CAMEO AND DIAMOND PENDANT-BROOCH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY. Centering upon an agate cameo of carnelian and onyx featuring the profile bust of a maiden in neo-classical style, framed by round diamonds weighing approximately 10.00 carats, with retractable pendant loop.

Roman cameo glass vase.  Dates from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D.  This vase is rare in that it is still intact.

Roman cameo glass vase. Dates from the first century B.C. to the first century A.D. This vase is rare in that it is still intact.

Cameo of Josephine Bonaparte.  http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sWM3nwBuTBk/TW_q0mKk0DI/AAAAAAAABVM/xaV_etOtaCw/s1600/Cameo%252Bof%252BJosephine.jpg

Cameo of Josephine Bonaparte. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sWM3nwBuTBk/TW_q0mKk0DI/AAAAAAAABVM/xaV_etOtaCw/s1600/Cameo%252Bof%252BJosephine.jpg

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