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.
Tanzanite is a beautiful rare gemstone found in only one spot, Tanzania Africa. Discovered in 1967, collecters are calling it ‘gemstone of the 20th century!’ This captivating blue gemstone,with a hint of purple color, is rapidly running out.
Sterling Silver Chain length is 20 inches.
This cameo Pendant is 2 inches.
If you have a special request for your cameo or its frame please contact me via email.
Gemstones and materials
Cameo- Mother of Pearl 30x22mm
Tanzanite- Faceted, rondelle, Grade B, (heated) 4x2mm
Pearls- 1 Cultured freshwater, White Lotus, Grade B (bleached) 5mm and 35 Cultured freshwater, White Lotus, Grade B (bleached) 1.5-2mm.
Sterling silver 2mm beads
ALL metal in this Cameo necklace is .925 sterling silver
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.