About Antique Cameo Jewelry

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Antique cameo jewelry is usually a sculpture of a head in profile, raised against a contrasting background such as onyx, shell or glass. Find out why cameo jewelry must be at least 100 years old to be considered an antique with information from a jeweler in this free video on antique jewelry.

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Hi, I'm Judy Carrier, with Jewels by Park Lane, and I'm going to talk to you about antique cameo jewelry. First of all, cameo is a method of carving, and cameo jewelry is jewelry that is made in that method. For instance, it's a, usually a sculpture of the head in in profile, I guess you'd call it, on a contrasting color. It's raised and it's against the contrasting background. It might be on onyx, or shell, or even glass, but what makes it antique is the piece that you're looking at, an antique cameo, is at least a hundred years old or more. So, it's not just old; it's got to be really old. So, even though I might be antique in some people's mind I'm not truly an antique cause I haven't hit that mark yet. Antique cameo; a hundred year old piece. I'm Judy Carrier, with Jewels by Park Lane.

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