For grandmothers to granddaughters the cameo has historically been the perfect gift for the most important woman in your life. Although cameos date back to the third Century Greece and later Rome, they saw a revival in the 18th and 19th century’s in France and England. Cameos carved in shell instead of the classic hardstone or glass became popular during the reissuance era. Each hand carved cameo in my pendant necklace collection was handpicked by me for their beautiful natural iridescence and sentimental carvings. If you’re looking for an heirloom gift the cameo is my top choice.
This gorgeous (Natural) black lip shell is the mother of the Rare Exotic saltwater Black Tahitian Pearl! This shell is so breathtaking; it was once coveted more than the pearl they produce. This Highly Iridescent Treasure hosts a rainbow of colors including saturated greens, pale pinks with rose overtones, shimmering silver to gray, brown and black. Making it the perfect accessories to any outfit.
Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January. Noted for its powerful protective energy, this gemstone has been carried by warriors throughout the ages. Said to enhance charisma, inspire love, and mutual attraction.
Your Cameo necklace will arrive in a beautiful gift box.
Cameo pendant measures 2 1/2 inches.
Chain is adjustable from 17.5″ to 20.5″
If you have a special request for your cameo or its frame please contact me via email.
Gemstones and materials
Cameo- Natural black lip shell, Lady w flower, 38x28mm.
Garnet- Faceted, A Grade, round 4mm, 34ct.
Pearls- Cultured freshwater, White Lotus, B Grade, rice, 2.5-3mm white (bleached).
Chain- Sterling silver, figure 8, flat, 2.25mm.
Clasp- Sterling silver Lobster clasp.
ALL metal in this Cameo necklace is .925 sterling silver (with the exception of a small O ring in the clasp, for strength)
Cleaning and care instructions- Do not use silver cleaner on your pearls, or shell cameo! Use a mild soapy cloth to gently remove any body oils etc. To brighten the silver use a polishing cloth. Silver cleaner and other chemicals, (hair spray, perfumes, pools, and yes even hot tubs,) can damage Shell, gemstones and pearls. To keep your silver looking its best, I recommend you store all silver jewelry in a anti tarnish bag.
Keeping it Real- Due to the nature of the authentic natural components used in my hand crafted artisan jewelry, each piece will be unique. Any inclusions are considered by me to add to the beauty of these natural treasures from the earth and sea.