A cameo is a form of glyptography, or bas-relief carving, most often cut into glass, hard-stones, and shells. Artworks were crafted to create two layers on one piece of material, the top of which protruded from its background, creating a multi-dimensional artwork. These detailed reliefs were often used to adorn pieces of jewelry, including brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings. The earliest cameos took inspiration from prehistoric petroglyphs, which documented important religious and symbolic iconography onto rock faces.
Victorians loved cameos, and wore them prolifically throughout the era. Our lovely gentlelady has an elaborate and an aquiline nose. She wears a gently draped costume, a necklace and earrings, and has adorned her hair with foliage and flowers, creating a perfect little portrait of a high born lady.
The 14 karat yellow gold Etruscan Revival setting frames her perfectly in a rich golden frame. The perfect ring for the cameo connoisseur, it will provoke admiration and envy whenever you wear it!
Size (can be resized): 5.25
Weight: 5.8 grams
Materials: Gold, carved cameo
Metal: 14K yellow gold
Condition: Excellent antique condition