Above is a picture of a few beautiful cameo brooches Wilshire Coin possesses, made in the late 1800’s thru the early 1900’s, Victorian / Art Deco Era. These small pieces of art are not only lovely to look at, but bring you back to a classic period of time and beauty.
Cameos are works of miniature sculptured art; pictures carved into shell, gemstones, or precious stones. Cameos often depict the profile of a woman, and can you notice a reoccuring theme? All the woman are faced to the right! How interesting. Although, other types of cameo scenes do exist, like the lovely cottage scene at the bottom of the picture.
The meaning behind cameo is somewhat lost in history but since the 4th century B.C. queens, kings, and collectors have acquired the classic cameo jewelry. Cameos have a timeless effect in the jewelry world, however, and they only gain beauty over time!
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