Dating cameo jewelry
Older cameos are set in brass, pinchbeck, gold filled, silver vermeil, or silver.
A cameo not in its original setting takes away some of the value.
I sell cameos by carving first,theme,age, size and than setting Many dealers charge 100% more for a cameo set in gold.
Because of the increase of gold in price the amount of gold does matter in the frame.
A large Art Nouveau shell cameo brooch, sterling silver framed, the large oval shell cameo beautifully carved with the depiction of a maiden with Bacchanalian inspired headdress, signed to reverse, framed by a wheat sheath frame of silver, fitted with pin A Grecian Inspired shell cameo brooch, 14ct yellow gold, made as an antique oval shell cameo, depicting a Grecian themed scene with Acropolis and maiden, bezel set and further framed by decorate gold work, fitted with pin to reverse A cameo brooch, 18ct yellow gold, early 20th century, presented as an oval shell cameo of large size, depicting a young woman in profile, bezel set in an open backed mount, stepping to a disc shaped gold surround with applied rope twist work, fitted with p A Victorian cameo brooch/pendant, the oval helmet shell cameo depicting a maiden and bird.