Cameos are a lady’s fashion necessity. Every woman should own one, either as a necklace, brooch, earnings, rings, etc. They whisper softly of a time past and of the elegance and grace of the female form.

This is my Cameo, that my Great Aunt Velta gave me when i was thirteen.

This is my cameo, that my great-aunt Velta gave me when I was thirteen.

Cameos are not jewelry, per say, as the cameo is actually a carving technique. It can be an item of jewelry, of course, but vases can be cameos, and cameos can be carved from almost any material. And, they are not just of women. Men, animals and plants can also be”cameoed.”

http://madamepickwickartblog.com/2010/03/as-the-world-urns/

The Portland Vase showing glass cameo figures, is said to be the most expensive vase in the world. Source ~ http://www.madamepickwickartblog.com

Cameo’s are a classic look, and they are not just something from the Victorian era. Cameos date back to Greek and Roman times.

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This eagle cameo dates to 27 B.C.E. ~ source wikipedia.org

Cameos can be made from almost anything.They can be glass . . .

Or shell . . .

From semi precious stones like opal, agate, lapis lazuli . . .

Precious stones like amethyst:

Emeralds . . .

Rubies . . .

Pearls and mother of pearl . . .

Resins like amber . . .

Even volcanic rock . . .

I think adding a cameo to your wedding would be a lovely idea, and not just as a piece of jewelry. A cameo can be added to your bouquet, tie one around your unity candle or the vase for your sand ceremony, or attach to your wedding cake. And, since many cameos are family heirlooms, there is a personal connection as well.  It can be your your something old or something borrowed too, even your something blue!

Take a look at my Pinterest page with many more cameos to give you an idea of how you can incorporate a beautiful cameo into your wedding!

All the best! Jordin

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