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Cameo Jewellery

Cameo is a method of carving that creates a positive relief. In the case of jewellery it is usually set in a carnelian shell or sardonyx shell, but can also be set in mother of pearl or agate.


They often display a women's profile and became popular in the Victorian era thanks to the Queen. Cameos have actually been around since 300BC and were often worn by Greeks and Romans.

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