The cameo, a method of carving a raised relief image, dates back thousands of years. As an art for jewelry, the cameo rose to prominence in England during the Renaissance and remained a popular style well into the Victorian Era.
A 2” x 1” cameo silhouette surrounded by a pretty silver frame is sewn and glued onto the center of a 1” wide black velvet ribbon. The velvet ribbon measures 12.5” long, each end secured with antique-look brass clips. Black silky cords measuring 9” are linking through the clips’ loops, the length providing the perfect fit to any size neck.
These cameos were originally a pair of earrings I discovered in a local consignment shop. The posts have been removed, of course, and all sharp edges filed. This lightweight necklace weighs only 2 ounces.