Monday, March 5, 2007

Cameos Galore

I love cameo jewelry. Despite it's sometimes high price, I am determined to own a cameo piece of my own. While Marie Antoinette probably didn't wear cameo, it's a safe bet that she would if she were around today. Here are some of my favorite online finds:Isn't this ring precious? It's a handcarved conch shell cameo made of 14K gold. It's $115 at Netaya.

Don't cameos and pearls go perfectly together? This beautiful cameo pendant is on a faux pearl necklace. Too bad it's already sold out, because at $16.99 this would've been a steal. You can still look at it though, and other cameo jewelry for sale, at Carolina Collections.

Ok, so this necklace's cameo is only made of acrylic, so it's not the "real deal", but I couldn't resist putting this up here. The blue cameo is so pretty! After all, Marie Antoinette's favorite color was blue. It hangs on a vintage brass chain and is another steal for $32.

Oddly enough, the idea of a cameo on a bracelet never occurred to me until I found this beauty. It's a stretch bracelet made of actual freshwater pearls all connected by this exquisite cameo. Buy it for $98 at Heavenly Treasures.
And, last but not least, cameo earrings. They're sparkly and glamorous, and soo evocative of Marie Antoinette. They're made by one of my favorite jewelry designers, R.J. Graziano, and are $65. Call 212-685-1248 to order.

The great thing about cameos is they come in a variety of colors and designs...from mythological scenes to flowers like the one on the ring above. There are scores of jewelry websites that sell real and acrylic cameos. You can also find the vintage, expensive ones at estate sales if you are an adventurer.
Hope you enjoyed all the eye candy for today! Let me know if you've found any great cameos from estate sales, or inherited something beautiful.



cityfarmer said...

Stunning absolutely done good.

Emma said...

ooh those are gorgeous
cool blog!!!

sarissa said...

hey- nice blog and thanks for the comment (ages ago) wan toe exchnge links? sarissa xx

Shabby in the City said...

I love the stretchy bracelet!

HeatherJ said...

I have a thing for blue lately, so I think I want that pretty blue cameo!

Jann said...

I can see why you love and admire thses jewels-they are lovely!

The Feathered Nest said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog ~ Oh, I love cameos too! I love to collect them and pin them onto my lampshades, crazy huh? Necklaces can be draped over them too...Take care, Dawn

Boston1955 said...

Thank you for your coment, your blog its very nice. Sorry my englis its horrible.

claudia said...

I love the ring! Great to see a non-traditional cameo in a fabulous color!

violette said...

Beautiful !!! The jewels, and your blog !
Nice to know you !

FrenchGardenHouse said...

You have one of the prettiest blogs around! Thank you, too, for visiting my blog.

I love cameos, I have a couple of them that I inherited. I pin them on my French Dress Forms!

I can't wait to see your next blog, the pictures are so exquisite!


sg said...

So you love cameos?
I inherited 100 vintage Italian, hand sculpted cameos.
they are gorgeous and all mount ready.
I am selling them for the appraised wholesale value of $40.00 each.
You can have them set any way you like.
I thought they'd be perfect for a designer to create a line, since they are all the same size-18x25mm.

cb said...

For Sale:

Elegant Cameo Ring Size 8

Beautiful Everlasting love 14kt gold blue agate cameo

Elegant Cameo of 2 Victorian Women w/14kt gold chain

Elegant Cameo of Victorian Rose Woman w/14kt gold chain