Cameo - (Jewelry) Glossary of Antique Terms C

Cameo - (Jewelry) A Cameo is a piece of jewelry that has been carved from a material that has at least two distinct layers. The top layer of color is carved away to expose a different color. Cameos can be carved from lava, glass, shell, stone or coral. The more valuable cameos have scenes rather than faces.

Vintage Jewelry Brooch cameo enamel rhinestones


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