Handcrafted in Marcianise in the Campania region of Italy, artful tear drop earrings celebrate the vintage art of Cameo using contemporary and timeless design.
A shell cameo carved into a floral motif is framed by sixteen coral beads set in 18k gold plated sterling silver and accented with high grade cubic zirconia. Fun and whimsical, the back is secured with a bridge and spring closure.
Intricate in detail, lightweight and perfect for casual as well as dress. Each piece is handmade by Italian artisans, in small quantities, so you know that your jewelry is unique.
- 18K Gold, Sterling Silver, Coral, CZ
- Tarnish Resistant & Hypoallergenic
- Length: 1.25", Width; 1/2'
- Drop Earrings
- Made in Italy
- Ships from the USA
What is Cameo?
Originating in the Campania region of Italy, cameo is a hard or precious gemstone—carved in relief so that the figures project from a supporting background. The most common motif of antique cameo jewelry depicts a profile of a face or mythical entity. Using two colored layers of gemstone, figures are carved in one layer so that they are raised on the background of the second layer. Today, contemporary styles are often carved in glass called pastes or in mollusk shells, a practice that was popularized by Queen Victoria of England.
Metal Cleaning & Care
Gold Jewelry: protect your jewelry and preserve its plating by removing it before encountering any form of water/sweat or applying any products such as perfumes, lotions or hair products. To prolong its life, store it in a dry, cool place, ideally where there's no humidity.