Dating cameos

The top layer of a material is cut away, exposing the different colored layer beneath from which the subject is carved.

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Dating cameos

How can you tell if the cameo you own or want is vintage or antique?

Your cameo shouldn’t have any chips, cracks or stress marks.

In fine jewelry, the cameo is defined as an ornament carved in relief from a high-quality material such as stone, shell, coral, Gutta-percha, bog oak, ivory, lava, or mother-of-pearl.

I’ve always loved these earrings, which were given to me in the early 1960s by an elderly neighbor who was getting ready to move into a retirement home.

Originally made from hardstones, such as agate, onyx, and sardonyx, cameos were limited to the very wealthy.

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