The Edwardian Cameo Ring

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The Edwardian Cameo Ring

300.00

Metal: 10K Gold

Stone: Agate

Size:

Era: 1910

*This Ring Can Be Resized By Your Local Jeweler

Cameos have been recognized as one of the oldest forms of wearable art, with the oldest recorded cameos dating back to 3rd Century B.C. (woah).  Materials have varied from shell to bog oak, but the most notable and socially elite cameos were carved from Agate; a semi-precious stone that occurs in volcanic rock. 

In the Edwardian Era, ladies of note would be seen wearing cameos at their throats over high lace collars to signify their status and femininity. Queen Victoria was a notorious fan of the cameo, and started the wild trend of wearing these beautiful works of art as earrings, rings, bracelets and even buttons! The cameo ring that we have here is especially unique, portraying a portrait of a man, presumably a romantic warrior figure, instead of the classical profile of a woman.

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