Jewelry, you know how much I love it, mainly because of its emotional value. A piece of jewelry is something to treasure forever and pass over from generation to generation. Whether if it is a ring that you got from your parents after graduation or the first piece you bought yourself. It always has an emotional value that cannot be described in words. I love collecting jewelry with a story, which is the main reason I not only buy something new. Going through my mom’s jewelry box to see what she has that I can wear, or go on the hunt for vintage jewelry with a story. Especially old techniques like a cameo is something I love. The Italian craftsmanship is mesmerizing, so I am always on the hunt for a beautiful piece with a story. That is exactly what today’s blog post is about – vintage jewellery with a story.
Since I was a young kid, I loved cameo. I don’t know what it is, cause I didn’t grow up with it. Neither my mom nor my grandmas had cameo jewelry, so it was not something I hadn’t seen on them. Yet, I fell for it, and I still do. My cameo collection is still growing, and my most recent treasure is this beautiful antique brooch which I got via Vintage Jewellery. A place for people who love jewelry with a story, like me. Vintage Jewellery believes in the emotional value of jewelry and the story behind a piece, just like me. It is not something that has been made out of silver or gold. These pieces is shaped and carved and bought by someone who adored it, or loved someone to give it to. That is the power of jewelry.
Next to the fact that we share the same vision about a piece of jewelry, they also have the most beautiful collection you can think of. From elegant diamond rings to delicate earrings. They have something for every age and every taste. And the best; every piece is unique. Because it is collected vintage, you won’t see someone else with the same item. This way, you will continue telling the story of a unique piece of jewelry.
Not to forget to mention; vintage jewelry is also a sustainable way of treating yourself or your loved ones. You don’t spend money on new sourced materials or brand names. You buy something of high quality that has maybe centuries of stories with it.
Cameo is a carved in a carnelian shell, a rare sardonyx shell, or agate. The most common motif of an antique cameo is a profile of a face or mythical creature. The outcome is a classic piece of beauty that has held the attention of generations. You often see it in brooches and pendants, but also earrings and rings are popular. Besides its classic look, it is very versatile. It can be held in a silver or gold casing to match or mismatch your other jewelry.
It is not only true craftsmanship (I mean, try to carve a face out of a shell yourself – impossible), but a technique as old as the Romains. Not that every antique piece you buy has a history that goes that far back, but you will always buy a piece of craftsmanship with a story, no matter how old it is.