Every Cameo is a miniature work of art, whether carved in Carnelian Shell, Mother of Pearl, Agate or other hardy unique stones. Cameo’s have an exquisite classic beauty and such a beautiful ambiance of the past. The tradition of carving the carnelian shell began in the fifteenth century and was popularized by Queen Victoria. Early Greek and Roman carvings featured images and themes from mythology and beautiful women. Women began collecting cameos during the Elizabeth period making prestige and culture “portraits” dancing Eros as a seductive invitation to love. I love hunting for period Cameo’s that I can reinvent and design rings, earrings and pendants - making them a little more fashion friendly.