Cameo jewelry

Cameo jewelry is jewelry decorated with a cameo or an intaglio. What is the difference?

Cameos are stones (often agates) or shells with several layers, which are carved in such a way as to reveal a pattern through the different colored layers. Generally, they are female profiles in the Antique style, but all motifs are possible. The intaglios are the opposite of cameos: it is an engraved stone that is applied to wax to reveal a design. Cameos can be found on pendants, rings, bracelets. The intaglios are found on seals, signet rings …


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  • gold soldier intaglio ring

    Carnelian intaglio ring in 18 karat (750) yellow gold. Ring centred on a rectangular cornelian decorated with an intaglio depicting a Roman soldier in profile. The ring is finally decorated with Greek frieze on the shoulders. Vintage ring, circa 1990, France.

    Eagle head hallmark and Sté P goldsmith hallmark (French hallmarks for 18k)

    Finger size: 53 EU or 6.25 US (can be resized)
    Bezel size: 16 x 10 mm

    Condition: scratches inside the ring

    Weight : 6.24 gr

    More about : Carnelian is a translucent chalcedony with a red to yellowish-red colour, sometimes taking on a brown tone. This ornamental gemstone is often used to make seals and amulets. Carnelian is engraved to create a motif, which is usually set in a ring.

  • camée et son pendentif en or

    Antique necklace cameo pendant in 18 karat yellow and rose gold (750). Necklace featuring a photo medallion centered with an agate cameo of a woman profile with an antique hairstyle. The cameo is surrounded by a finely braided circular gold element, similar to the thick chain. The medallion is in rose gold and opens onto a compartment that can hold a photograph or a lock of hair, protected by glass. The necklace chain resembles a tube of gold braiding, giving it a slight elasticity (like a spring). It closes with a ratchet box concealed in the body of the necklace. The medallion pendant was made by Lucien or Laurent Nicot (active in Paris from 1854 to 1903).

    Eagle head hallmark, rhinoceros hallmark and goldsmith’s hallmarks.

    Chain length: 19.5 cm

    Medallion dimensions (with setting): 45 mm x 25 mm

    Condition: slight indentation in the link towards the clasp, wear scratches

    Weight : 30.93 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • Intaglio tie pin in goldepingle intaille ancienne en or cornaline

    Intaglio carnelian soldier Pin in rose gold 18 karats (750). Antique pin, set with a cornelian intaglio of rectangular shape. The intaglio represents a roman soldier with long hair and wearing a helmet. The gem is held by six claws. Pin dating from the early 20th century.

    Marked with an eagle’s head

    Dimensions of the carnelian : 13.7 mm x 9 mm
    Total height of the pin : 7.5 cm

    Condition: scratches from use

    Weight : 2.94 gr

  • Gold and bronze cameo ringbague camée pour homme or et bronze

    Antique cameo ring gold and bronze, the ring in gold 18 karats. The oval bezel is in gilt bronze. It is decorated with a man in profile, probably a Roman emperor, in an entourage of writing, now illegible. The soulders and ring is made of 18 karat gold, after the central profile. Ring for man or woman, mixed jewellery.

    The gold of the ring has been tested and inspected.

    Finger size: 54 EU or 6.75 US (can be resized)
    Ring width: 4 mm
    Dimensions of the bezel: 13mm x 15 mm

    Note: The oval bezel is in gilded bronze, the gold ring was probably made later.
    Condition : Patinated and polished ring, bronze visible under the bezel, one shoulder scratch.

    Weight : 7,65 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*

  • camée ancien agate en or jaune 18k

    Victorian agate cameo pendant in yellow gold 18 karats decorated with the profile of the goddess Flora, wearing flowers in her hair. The agate has three layers: gray for the background, white for the profile, brown for the flowers in the hair. The cameo is set with fleur-de-lis claws. Four old- European cut diamonds, as well as eight rubies (including a red stone) frame the cameo on a curved black enamel band. Jewel of the second half of the 19th century, French Napoleon III period or Victorian period.

    Two owl hallmarks.

    Height : 5 cm

    Width : 3 cm

    Condition : small accident on the upper flower button of the headdress, a very slight jump of enamel in the thickness on the left part. A ruby that has been replaced by a red stone (top right).

    Note: this jewel has been transformed, the pendant was originally a brooch.

    Weight of the stones: the 4 diamonds weigh about 0.32 carat in total; the 7 rubies weigh about 0.35 carat in total.

    Weight : 20,56 gr

    *The antique gold chain is not sold with the jewel*
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  • bague camée or rose 18kantique cameo ring woman plays aulos

    Agate cameo ring. An 18 karat pink gold cameo ring, centered with an agate cameo of orange and white colors, decorated with an antique woman in profile. The young woman is leaning against a column and plays the aulos, a double wind instrument widely used in ancient Greece and Rome, often related (wrongly) to a flute.The shoulders of the ring and the setting are worked in openwork.

    Owl hallmark

    Ring size: 56 EU or 7.5 US (size adjustment possible)

    Length of the oval kitten: 11 mm

    Condition: small wears

    Weight: 5,08 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*