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Hand Carved Italian Cameo Jewelry

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Italian Cameo Pin/Pendant
Italian Cameo Pin/Pendant
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Category: Jewelry/Rings and Pins

This graceful cameo is hand-carved in the southern Italian town of Torre del Greco, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, using the pink and ivory of the conch shell. The artist delicately carves away the outer layer of the shell to shape a young woman’s profile. Cameos became popular souvenirs for English tourists visiting the newly rediscovered ruins of Pompeii during the Elizabethan era. Sterling silver. Signed by the artist.


$119.00
Italian Cameo and Pearl Earrings
Italian Cameo and Pearl Earrings
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Category: Jewelry/Earrings

Perched at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, Torre del Greco has been known for its hand-carved shell cameo jewelry since the 1700s. Cameos were popular souvenirs among well-heeled English travelers visiting the ruins of Pompeii. Although the tiny fishing village has grown into a developed town, carved cameos remain a local specialty.


$148.00
Italian Cameo and Pearl Necklace
Italian Cameo and Pearl Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

Through the 1700s, the main industry in the seaside town of Torre del Greco had been harvesting coral, or "red gold." When the ruins of nearby Pompeii were excavated, it became a must-see destination with England's elite. Cameos made from the shells harvested by local fishermen were one of the most popular souvenirs to show off one's well-traveled status. This romantic necklace pairs a rustic, hand-carved cameo portrait with a string of cultured pearls.


$275.00
Cameo Earrings
Cameo Earrings
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Category: Jewelry/Earrings

This graceful cameo is hand-carved in the southern Italian town of Torre del Greco, at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, using the pink and ivory of the conch shell. The artist delicately carves away the outer layer of the shell to shape a young woman’s profile. Cameos became popular souvenirs for English tourists visiting the newly rediscovered ruins of Pompeii during the Elizabethan era. Sterling silver. Signed by the artist.


$119.00
Cameo Pin
Cameo Pin
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Category: Jewelry/Rings and Pins

The three elegant portraits that decorate our Victorian-inspired pin are hand-carved in the southern Italian town of Caserta, near Naples. Artisans use the pink and ivory of the conch shell, delicately carving away the outer layer of the shell to shape a young woman’s profile. Cameos became popular souvenirs for English tourists visiting the newly rediscovered ruins of Pompeii during the Elizabethan era. One central cameo is surrounded by four freshwater pearls and two smaller cameos, all mounted on a brass scrollwork pin. Please allow for slight variations in each hand-carved cameo.


$199.00