We have similar Cameo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Gram Weight : 1.4 Grams. Metal Type : 14k Yellow Gold.
Main Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 7.9 mm long by 6 mm wide, Opaque white hue and Semi-translucent orange hue. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and Polished Cameo.
Item Measurements : The earrings measure 0.39" in length and 0.31" wide. Earring Backing Style : Post Backings For Butterfly Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. These earrings will need butterfly backings added in order to be worn properly.
For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. Conch Shell carved in high relief to depict a cameo of a Greco-Roman woman, a classic example of Etruscan Revival jewelry. Cameo jewelry was very popular amongst Europeans and North Americans on their Grand Tour. Opaque white of the conch shell comes from the outside of the shell while the semi-translucent orange background is from the inside.The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. The Art Deco era is famous for being the "Gatsby" or "Roaring Twenties" era. A lot of gorgeous and timeless designs in jewelry came out of this period. Jewelry from this period was most often crafted between 1920 and 1940. Art Deco jewelry sometimes featured white gold or platinum, geometric designs, European cut diamonds, filigree, and calibre cut stones that are specifically cut to fit the design of the piece. During the Art Deco period jewelers often made jewelry upon custom order, this would often take weeks to months to completely craft by hand.
Retro jewelry was produced during the 1940s and 1950s and was representative of the bold and changing world that emerged from the Second World War. Retro jewelry is not only illustrative of the energetic and modernizing styles of the 40s and 50s, but it incorporated the elegance and luxury of jewelry styles past. Retro jewelry can frequently be found composed of bright gold, gold alloys, and silver as the wartime put a restriction on the use of platinum. These designs are vibrant and beautiful and are a gorgeous example of the style of the rapidly evolving world.Archaeological revival jewelry was inspired by the excavations and discoveries of Roman, Byzantine, Egyptian, and Etruscan sites in the 18th and 19th Centuries. These archaeological digs uncovered beautiful works of decorative arts, giving jewelers a glimpse into the past for inspiration for contemporary designs. Some of the revival styles incorporate the use of filigree and granulation decorations. The revival styles emphasized the contrast between antiquity and modernity, with jewelers of the modern world borrowing motifs and techniques from the ancients, to perfect with advanced technologies and incorporate into modern designs.
Etruscan Revival jewelry was first popularized during the early 1800s when an Etruscan tomb was discovered just outside of Rome. Upon its discovery, jewelers worked to imitate and understand the metalworking techniques with which the jewelry was made. Not only was Etruscan jewelry a luxurious addition to the Victorian styles of the day. But it introduced new ideas and decorations. These Etruscan tombs contained jewelry adorned with long and flowing geometric lines and motifs, mythological imagery and scenery, and celestial elements.The techniques of repoussé, filigree, and granulation are all attributed to the Etruscans. The Grand Tour was a popular vacation during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
This vacation was generally between two and four years long, and it allowed wealthy people the opportunity to study different cultures, architecture, and art. A cameo is an image that has been carved in raised relief by cutting away the background of different materials to create a contrast in height and color.
The earliest examples of cameos date back to the 3rd century BC. In antiquity, this was achieved by carving into a single piece of banded agate to reveal the layers of colors, but now it is much more common that cameos are made of two different materials.
The most common form of fine jewelry cameo is created by layering a carved white shell on top of a stone of contrasting color with a flat plane. Cameos usually depict a beautiful or famous person in profile or a mythological figure. The Romans were true artisans when it came to creating these pieces, so there are many Roman cultural influences found in cameos, even to this day. These are true miniature artworks.The item "Antique Vintage Art Deco Retro 14k Gold Carved Conch Shell Cameo Stud Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, March 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Art Nouveau/Art Deco 1895-1935\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.