Vintage (1989) 9ct Gold Oval Cameo Brooch

    A very traditional, English, Vintage, Hallmarked in London ,(1989)  a 9ct, all yellow gold, oval ladies cameo brooch, depicting ladies head on shell cameo.

    Length: 5cm

    Width: 4cm

    Condition: Excellent

    Cameos were used to commemorate personages, as in ancient days; for example, in 16th-century England, cameos were made with the head of Queen Elizabeth to celebrate the victory over the Spanish Armada. 

    In the 18th and 19th centuries, cameos adorned such jewelry as diadems, belts, brooches, and bracelets.

    A cameo is a small scene or figure carved in relief. This modern Italian word, meaning "to engrave", is thought to have come from the ancient Arabic word "khamea", meaning "amulet". Folklore relates cameos' mystic capacity to attract health and good fortune.

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