Cameo, a carving that not only enhances the beauty of the gem jewelry but too cajoles the women’s to create a space in their casket. Cameo’s are crafted on agate and onyx in general in spite of that; this enthralling carving too looks’ appealing when carved on Sardonyx, pearl, and shells. Cameos hold its eminence in the ancient Roman era where motifs were designed by using this alluring technique. Camoes first comes into existence during the ruling period of Alexander the Great. In the early European culture, mostly in the 18th century Cameo was highly preferred and considered as a voguish trend in high-class people. Cameo makers to maintain the books of the cameo designs or notable collections, use the molds of the Plaster of Paris. During Alexander’s ruling era, Cameos contemplated as a prestigious carving on gemstones. Since ages, Cameos were considered as a mark of wealth as well as a prerogative, but it received the credit due to the glass paste. James Tassie, a Scottish artisan, started making casts of the famed and highly admired cameo collections to recreate the representations as glass-plate cameos that could pass as carved jewels. Within no time, carvers uncovered that shells are soft enough to carve out and contrive into beautiful jewelry. Shells are soft and durable to be crafted into a less formal looking jewelry. Josephine, a charming Empress, wore Cameo shells each day to enhance her charm and beauty. Must have in every lady’s casket,
Cameo shells are first created in France and then their popularity soon widespread in England due to its distinctiveness. Queen Victoria herself favored shell cameos as her adornments as well as her gift preferences. Cameos popularity seems as of preponderating in the daily life of the multitudes as ornamental jewelry in the 1800s, and then Napoleon in France brings the carvers from all over Europe to craft cameo jewelry for both men and women. Since cameos were contemplated as a symbol of Napoleon’s supremacy in France, he too ordered the carvers to embellish the furniture with the Cameos. Subsequently, in the Victorian era, in England, cameos were carved on the metals in addition to ceramic ware made them out of the finest hard porcelain known as Jasperware. Tailors too used cameo wooden buttons that featured mythological themes, flowers, and, of course, portraits. In the 19th century colored lava that has been excavated at the archeological site extricated at Pompeii was used by the carvers to craft the detailed and noteworthy 3D carvings. Women who were traveling from their place to Italy for whichever purpose used to pick up the Lave cameos, as they are speculated as the status symbol and of high prestige. In the mid or late 19th century the "cameo habillé" came into vogue. Cameo habillé acknowledged as the portrait cameos reveal the enigma of the women portrayed wearing the real diamond jewelry and this captivating depiction makes it popular among men and women both.
Aside from the Cameo habillé religious motifs were too trendy in the Victorian era, especially the sketch of Rebecca at the Well and, in addition, the garden of Eden. Often, Mourning Brooches were too regarded of importance in the life’s of the Victorians and others, as these mourning brooches signify the pictures of those loved one's ascent to heaven. Cameos in that era were too designed and crafted as an object considered as a reminder of the inevitability of the death of the loved one. Moreover, they are constructed of a hard or say tough thermoplastic substance regarded as Gutta-percha. Some carvers likewise use ivory as well as celluloid instead of Gutta-percha. Today in this advanced era, sculptors use Lucite along with other plastics in place of those above-mentioned credit cards employed in the early period. In the 19th century, the Archeological digs spur the interest of the Victorians in the mythology. The ancient Roman motifs were common in the cameo silver jewelry in the 19th century and the later periods. They are assessed as Psyche, the goddess of hunting along with a crescent moon in hers, and then the bride of Cupid known as Artemis (Diana) having a butterfly wing on her hair or shoulder. Further, the motifs also include Demeter (Ceres) known as the goddess of the harvest, which is bearing a stalk of wheat. Aside from these cameos to holds Dionysus (Bacchus) regarded as the god of wine and fertility, or his follower in addition to the Bacchante maiden wearing grapes and grape leaves in their hair, and the Three Muses. Later in the second world war Cameos gain its popularity in the costume jewelry and today it gets easy to fabricate cameos out of the shell and gemstones like agate and onyx. Today they can be even be made out of plastic and glass of various colors. Cameo makes of today use the designs of the past, such as mythological tales. Those who wish to add a vintage touch to their love or those who love the things related to the Victorian era must have the mesmerizing Cameos. In the 19th century and the year, 1928 Cameo Jewelry held its eminence in the history of the Cameos due to its captivating, antique-inspired designs. At this time, the cameos are carefully crafted and are so beautiful that makes it a timeless piece of the time still to come.
They are first carved in Frace then England and now found in all over the world.
Each and every cameo is a miniature work of the artist who carved the beautiful cameos into a wearable jewelry. Whether designing is carved in the Sardonyx shell, Peral, or carnelian shell or agate makes the cameo an exquisite classic that grabs the attention of the sassy and jewelry lovers of all generations. Furthermore, Cameos are the best gifts to be presented on the Valentines day to your beloved, on mother’s day to your mum, on your anniversary to your spouse and last but not the least on the occasion of the graduation party. Torre del Greco of Italy is identified as the center of cameo carving in the world. The most beautiful and most adorable images of the Cameo cast the most romantic spell over people's imaginations for thousands of years. As both a sentimental souvenir and an oeuvre of art, the Cameo is one of the most treasured sculpted images. A cameo is a little picture or design carved in relief. Cameo is the Italian word that means to engrave has driven from the Hebrew or the Arabic word "kamea" that means charm, lucky charm or amulet. Folklore says the mystic property of the cameos’ is to attract health, happiness and good fortune in life. The popularity of the cameo among individuals is due to the delicate power of the carving on the gem that not only boost up the confidence of the wearing soul but too enhance their potential to seek new avenues for growth.
Cameo takes the properties of the stone it is carved on. Thus, the energy of the gemstone such as coral, shell, Onyx, Sardonyx and pearl makes it a powerful talisman to carry or wear. The powers of the stone infused in the cameo helps in the childbirth as well as adoption. Further, it likewise defends the soul against evil and wicked thoughts to promote well-being. When carved on the organic stone, such as on corals and shells, Cameos reconnect the wearing individual with the Mother nature in addition to the wonders of nature. It too attracts love as well as prosperity, as cameos symbolized as a stone of passion. On the other hand, it too holds the potential to enhance creativity and sanguinity to bring inner peace, understanding, and strength. On the physical ground, it treats the issues related to the general healing of the overall body in addition to the blood and circulatory system. Furthermore, it cures the troubles of the kidney, gall bladder, and the respiratory tract. It too cures epilepsy and the issues related to bone and bone marrow. Cameos carved on the organic stones are too acknowledged to treat eye problems. The energies of the stone carved cameos too help in the cellular regeneration in order to strengthen the overall body along with the skeleton, skin, hair and nails.
Cameos aside from harmonizing physical and spiritual body too contributes in removing fears in addition to the worries to calm down the emotional upheavals and control irresistible emotions. Cameos help in balancing as well as in maintaining the positive outlook towards life and the surrounding environment. Cameos when carved on the onyx enhance the concentration along with the devotion to release tension, especially in love or married life. It boosts general endurance and willpower. Cameos carved on the gemstones proves good at grounding, as well as in the evacuation and control of surplus energy.
Cameos carved on the gem nuggets gain the potential to help the soul to achieve the highest meditative state and connect the spiritual self with the spiritual power of the cosmos. It too evokes the imaginative and the intuitive powers that assist the soul to show his presence to the world around and know the real self. Further, the faculty of the gemstone contributes in communicating with the cleric or say the divine powers. It serves the wearing soul to know his inner self moreover; it opens up the path of wisdom for him to explore the unseen world and move. It too helps to be more poised with nature as well as assist to be in harmony with the world around. By obliterating darkness from the spirit, it instills flexibility and sensitivity towards life. It is known to perk up the learning abilities that on the other hand help to hold back the same.
to trigger the chakras that are regarded as the distribution center of the sentiments and intellect to uphold the relationship. It is also good to provoke spiritualism that allows him to communicate his thoughts with the outside world freely. Further, the activated chakras contribute in manipulating the flow of energies to recover his vital self
The activated chakras due to the vigor of the Cameos provide in managing the flow of energies of the wearing soul to help in recovering the vital self. Cameos popularity seems as of preponderating in the daily life of the multitudes as ornamental jewelry in the 1800s, and then Napoleon in France brings the carvers from all over Europe to craft cameo jewelry for both men and women. Since cameos were contemplated as a symbol of Napoleon’s supremacy in France, he too ordered the carvers to embellish the furniture with the Cameos.
The activated chakras due to the vigor of the Cameos provide in managing the flow of energies of the wearing soul to help in recovering the vital self. Cameos popularity seems as of preponderating in the daily life of the multitudes as an ornamental jewelry in the 1800s, and then Napoleon in France brings the carvers from all over the Europe to craft cameo jewelry for both men and women. Since cameos were contemplated as a symbol of Napoleon’s supremacy in France, he too ordered the carvers to embellish the furniture with the Cameos.
|Moh's scale (hardness)||4 to 7|
|Chemical formula||SiO2 Fe2+ CaCO3|
|Color||all colour hues, silicified organic carbonate material|
Cameo takes the color of the stone on whichever it is carved on, such as black, white, pink and red.
Primary Stone : OPAL cameo on BLACK ONYX
Model # P8909
Stone Weight : 13.61
Size (inch) : 9
Weight (Gms) 5.67
Primary Stone : OPAL cameo on BLACK ONYX
Model # P8957
Stone Weight : 16.73
Size (inch) : 1 5/8
Weight (Gms) 6.69
Primary Stone : cameo opal on onyx
Model # M32778
Stone Weight : 15.66
Size (inch) : 1 3/8
Weight (Gms) 7.64
Primary Stone : OPAL cameo on BLACK ONYX
Model # P9220
Stone Weight : 5.63
Size (inch) : 6.5
Weight (Gms) 4.02
The turning point in her career came when in 1990 she launched Black Cameo, her signature piece collection.