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Cameo Jewellery

Antique and Vintage Cameo Jewellery for Sale

Explore our impressive collection of antique and vintage cameo jewellery for sale; including many fine Victorian cameo brooches.

Cameo jewellery frequently incorporates symbolic motifs and imagery, showcasing profiles of goddesses, historical figures, or scenes from mythology. This infusion of symbolism imparts depth and significance to the jewellery, elevating it beyond mere decorative ornamentation.

Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique jewellery industry, handpicks all cameo jewellery for sale.

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Cameos experienced a resurgence in popularity during the Early Victorian era, drawing from an ancient jewellery technique. Originally, tourists exploring archaeological ruins in Italy acquired them as souvenirs, prompting jewellers to craft these intricate pieces from materials like coral, shell, and lava stone.

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Cameo Jewellery Frequently Asked Questions

Cameo jewellery, characterised by relief carvings depicting individuals, animals, or scenes, typically employs materials like agate, onyx, or shell. This form of jewellery has ancient origins and has experienced fluctuations in popularity throughout history. Presently, there is a renewed interest in cameos with many celebrities and royals integrating the cameo into their outfits and style.

While cameo jewellery is commonly found in pendants and brooches, it extends to rings, earrings, and various other jewellery forms. The styles of cameos span from minimalist to intricately detailed. The cost of a cameo jewellery piece varies considerably, contingent upon the quality of the carving and the materials employed in its creation.

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