Black and White Cameo Portrait Necklace with Ornate Setting

A beautiful black cameo with the white portrait of a charming lady, set on an ornate bezel with a long silver chain. The cameo is approximately 2" in height. In ancient times cameos were mainly used for signet rings. Stone cameos of great artistry were made in Greece dating back as far as the 3rd century BC. The technique has since enjoyed periodic revivals, notably in the early Renaissance, and again in the 18th and 19th centuries. In Britain, this revival first occurred during King George III’s reign, and his granddaughter, Queen Victoria, was a major proponent of the cameo trend, to the extent that they would become mass produced by the second half of the 19th century. Cameos were given to lovers as keepsakes – something to remember them by.

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A beautiful black cameo with the white portrait of a charming lady, set on an ornate bezel with a long silver chain. The cameo is approximately 2″ in height.

In ancient times cameos were mainly used for signet rings. Stone cameos of great artistry were made in Greece dating back as far as the 3rd century BC. The technique has since enjoyed periodic revivals, notably in the early Renaissance, and again in the 18th and 19th centuries.
In Britain, this revival first occurred during King George III’s reign, and his granddaughter, Queen Victoria, was a major proponent of the cameo trend, to the extent that they would become mass produced by the second half of the 19th century.

Cameos were given to lovers as keepsakes – something to remember them by.