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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  • pearl wedgwood pendantjasperware wedgwood pendant
    680,00

    Antique Wedgwood jasperware pendant in 18k gold (750). This piece features a central plaque of blue and white ceramic, also known as “Jasperware,” made in a cameo style. The depiction shows a profiled woman dressed in antique attire, holding a lyre, leaning against a column. The Jasperware plaque is signed “Wedgwood” on the reverse. It is framed in gold and natural pearls. The pendant suspends two natural pearls as pendants at the top and bottom. Pendant from the early 20th century, France.

    Eagle head hallmark (french state hallmark for 18 karat gold), Wedgwood mark

    Dimensions (including bail): 45 x 28 mm
    Plaque dimensions: 17 x 10 mm

    Condition: The white is slightly yellowed on the plaque

    Weight: 2.58 gr

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    Learn more: The Wedgwood manufacture, founded in 1759 by Josiah Wedgwood, is renowned for its high-quality ceramics, particularly fine pottery and porcelain. It is famous for its artistic and technical innovation, including the development of “Jasperware,” characterized by delicate patterns and vibrant colors. Wedgwood played a significant role in the ceramic industry in England and has continued to thrive as an iconic brand over the centuries.

  • gold soldier intaglio ring
    840,00

    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
    3100,00

    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
    255,00

    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
    1100,00

    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
    1800,00

    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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  • vicotiran agate cameo ring in 18k pink goldbague camée agate en or 18k
    935,00

    Victorian agate cameo ring in 18 karat pink gold. In the center, a black and white multilayer agate carved in relief depicting Flora goddess in profile. The central stone in bezel setting. Two intertwined strands form the ring, one decorated with foliage, the other with diamonds. French antique jewel from the second half of the 19th Century.

    Agate has been a popular ornamental gem since ancient times, especially for the manufacture of cameo. Indeed, when it is made up of several layers of color – like this one, black in the background and white for the profile – the agate can be engraved in relief to obtain a pattern.

    Owl hallmark, later add by French customs.

    Finger size: 60 EU or 9 US (resizing possible)

    Cameo height: 1.8 cm
    Cameo width: 1.2 cm

    Condition: trace of resizing, tiny lack in the nose

    Weight: 4.61 gr

    *The antique box is not sold with the jewel*