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Cameo Appreciation

Jadeite_101

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Hi everyone I looked through the threads and realized there isn’t much out there regarding Cameos. My mom has a vast Cameo collection mostly antique or vintage stuff inherited from her mom and things she bought herself. They always seem so dated to me so as a designer I decided to reset and redesign some of her pieces to make them more “current” in a way. They aren’t a lot but I’d like to show you some. Enjoy :)

2322483B-457B-470F-89F3-A295A5CB1AF5.jpeg C667ABBA-29E0-476E-B186-23FA114DAB13.jpeg With this Shell Cameo I played on the floral theme surrounding the lady. So I used Peridots, Aquamarines, Citrines, Garnet and Rubellites carved into flowers and accented them with Blue Sapphires, Emeralds and Rubies. I call this my Tutti Frutti Cameo Pendant a play on the 1920’s Tutti Frutti craze.

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Shell Cameo I surrounded with two layers of diamonds to give it sparkle.

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Shell Cameo Set I set with Australian Heart Cut Sapphires and Diamonds. The flower on top are Carved Citrines and the beads are also Citrine.

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1947Artist Signed Ivory Cameo of a Roman Empress. I accented with Diamonds and a 17mm South Sea Pearl.

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Italian Red Coral Cameo with a Blue Sapphire, Diamond and 17mm South Sea drop.

Hope you guys and gals like them. :) How about you? Do you own Cameo Jewelry? Or admire Cameo Jewelry? Post away... :)
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Hi everyone I looked through the threads and realized there isn’t much out there regarding Cameos. My mom has a vast Cameo collection mostly antique or vintage stuff inherited from her mom and things she bought herself. They always seem so dated to me so as a designer I decided to reset and redesign some of her pieces to make them more “current” in a way. They aren’t a lot but I’d like to show you some. Enjoy :)

2322483B-457B-470F-89F3-A295A5CB1AF5.jpeg C667ABBA-29E0-476E-B186-23FA114DAB13.jpeg With this Shell Cameo I played on the floral theme surrounding the lady. So I used Peridots, Aquamarines, Citrines, Garnet and Rubellites carved into flowers and accented them with Blue Sapphires, Emeralds and Rubies. I call this my Tutti Frutti Cameo Pendant a play on the 1920’s Tutti Frutti craze.

D23AF8C5-8EE7-4FBC-835E-4CC5E31682EF.jpeg F12AE3E0-6118-4E91-8475-8FC04D27EAA4.jpeg
Shell Cameo I surrounded with two layers of diamonds to give it sparkle.

2D7EE3C3-C27B-41E5-9AD0-17BAADFB9519.jpeg E485AB99-CE33-4CA2-BC12-127588D823C5.jpeg
Shell Cameo Set I set with Australian Heart Cut Sapphires and Diamonds. The flower on top are Carved Citrines and the beads are also Citrine.

D7E7CD2F-13A2-4D8B-8285-76C730211CC0.jpeg
1947Artist Signed Ivory Cameo of a Roman Empress. I accented with Diamonds and a 17mm South Sea Pearl.

E1C3A812-69E5-4804-907C-494F77046370.jpeg
Italian Red Coral Cameo with a Blue Sapphire, Diamond and 17mm South Sea drop.

Hope you guys and gals like them. :) How about you? Do you own Cameo Jewelry? Or admire Cameo Jewelry? Post away... :)
Holy molly !
Those look fab :appl:
Well done
Id wear them !
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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This used to sit on mum's dutchess, my sister 'allocated' it to me when she cleared out and packed up mum's things when she went into the home

i finally got a china cabinet last year and after happily descovering it in a box of mum's things i put in safely in there

imangine my surprise a few months back on discovering there was a necklace inside - i thought it was a pretty shape keepsake
 

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Jadeite_101

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This used to sit on mum's dutchess, my sister 'allocated' it to me when she cleared out and packed up mum's things when she went into the home

i finally got a china cabinet last year and after happily descovering it in a box of mum's things i put in safely in there

imangine my surprise a few months back on discovering there was a necklace inside - i thought it was a pretty shape keepsake
I love how they match as a pair. What material are they? The design on the necklace is simple and sleek. Something you can wear to this day without feeling dated.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

Ideal_Rock
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I love how they match as a pair. What material are they? The design on the necklace is simple and sleek. Something you can wear to this day without feeling dated.
Ive never worn it - i will wear it tomorrow !
I thought it was silver
It has a number on the bottom but i can't look right now as Tibby is watching tv
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Jadeite_101

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Some more Cameos that I reset...
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Shell Cameo set in three tone gold Set with diamonds. I did some colored stone inlay.

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Agate Cameo in a ribbon design.

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Unique Shell Cameo without a backdrop lends itself well to this design I call The Ascot Lady. I imagined a Lady watching the Ascot Races. In two tone gold, diamonds and rubies.
 

OdetteOdile

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Hi everyone I looked through the threads and realized there isn’t much out there regarding Cameos. My mom has a vast Cameo collection mostly antique or vintage stuff inherited from her mom and things she bought herself. They always seem so dated to me so as a designer I decided to reset and redesign some of her pieces to make them more “current” in a way. They aren’t a lot but I’d like to show you some. Enjoy :)

2322483B-457B-470F-89F3-A295A5CB1AF5.jpeg C667ABBA-29E0-476E-B186-23FA114DAB13.jpeg With this Shell Cameo I played on the floral theme surrounding the lady. So I used Peridots, Aquamarines, Citrines, Garnet and Rubellites carved into flowers and accented them with Blue Sapphires, Emeralds and Rubies. I call this my Tutti Frutti Cameo Pendant a play on the 1920’s Tutti Frutti craze.

D23AF8C5-8EE7-4FBC-835E-4CC5E31682EF.jpeg F12AE3E0-6118-4E91-8475-8FC04D27EAA4.jpeg
Shell Cameo I surrounded with two layers of diamonds to give it sparkle.

2D7EE3C3-C27B-41E5-9AD0-17BAADFB9519.jpeg E485AB99-CE33-4CA2-BC12-127588D823C5.jpeg
Shell Cameo Set I set with Australian Heart Cut Sapphires and Diamonds. The flower on top are Carved Citrines and the beads are also Citrine.

D7E7CD2F-13A2-4D8B-8285-76C730211CC0.jpeg
1947Artist Signed Ivory Cameo of a Roman Empress. I accented with Diamonds and a 17mm South Sea Pearl.

E1C3A812-69E5-4804-907C-494F77046370.jpeg
Italian Red Coral Cameo with a Blue Sapphire, Diamond and 17mm South Sea drop.

Hope you guys and gals like them. :) How about you? Do you own Cameo Jewelry? Or admire Cameo Jewelry? Post away... :)
Beautiful work! You made each one so unique. Thank you for sharing!
 

Jadeite_101

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Those cameos must be beautiful. I have a collection of unset cameos as well. Different materials from Agate to Angel Skin Coral to Shell. Cameos are just beautiful and can be quite classic when done the setting’s done right. :)
 

Gloria27

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From my pair, the hand carved one is a lot more valuable than the other which I assume is machine cut.



Btw, the cameos you just posted are of the highest quality!
 
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Gloria27

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I like them all but love the rectangle one, wow!
I'm sure you will set them all beautifully, you have great talent and hope you keep posting your work.


P.S.what I meant by my last line in my previous post is that those look like antiques, cannot pin point the century but pretty sure those are old, master carvings.
 
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Jadeite_101

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When old meets new... combined a vintage Emerald and Diamond pendant and a new Green Agate Cameo... My mom wanted a new twist to the Emerald pendant so a simple way to update it was to add the Cameo...
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Jadeite_101

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Australian Black Opal Cameo, Rhodolites, Rubies, Pink-Orange Coral, Mother-of-Pearl, Diamonds and Ethiopian Opal Beads...
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Australian Black Opal Cameo, Tourmalines and Opals...
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Australian Black Opal Cameo, Black Opals and Pearls...
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