Cameo Brooches, Cameo Earrings, Vintage Cameo Locket

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Vintage lot of cameo jewelry
Twist back closure earrings, brooches and a locket charm that opens all are pictured

Cameos are miniature relief sculptures that have been popular since ancient times. The history of cameos can be traced back to ancient Greece and Rome, where they were used as jewelry, seals, and as decorations on pottery and other objects.

In the Renaissance, cameos enjoyed a revival and became popular among the wealthy and powerful. They were often commissioned by kings, queens, and nobles and were made from precious materials such as agate, onyx, and coral.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, cameos became more widely available and were popular among the middle classes. The development of the cameo cutter’s art reached a peak during the Victorian era, when cameos were produced in large quantities and were used to decorate everything from jewelry to furniture.

In the 20th century, cameos continued to be popular and were used in a variety of styles, from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. Today, cameos are still highly prized by collectors and are often used in jewelry, accessories, and home décor. They continue to be popular as a symbol of elegance and beauty and are a timeless reminder of the rich cultural heritage of cameo making.

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