The use of cameos in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches, and rings is one of the most prolific jewelry motifs used throughout the Victorian Era. Though they pre-date the Victorian era, for the travel-loving Victorians a cameo was a favorite, possibly representing a meaningful souvenir of a Grand European Tour. Cameos remained prevalent in culture deep into the 1930's and 1940's, having a particularly massive resurgence in the 1950's as Victorian styles burgeoned as chintz patterns became all the rage, culminating in Jacqueline Kennedy's renovation of the white house in 1961. This beautiful pink conch shell vintage cameo in sterling silver from the 1950's is one such example of the utter excellence that jewelry of this era enjoyed.
Materials and Features: sterling, cameos
Age/Origin: Victorian, American, c. 1950
Measurements: 1.1", 5.5 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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