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    Rare Pearl Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert JerseyPearl's Avatar
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    I love that amethyst cameo!
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    Me too. Omg in person it is amazing, I literally played with it everyday for weeks lol inspecting every detail (in fact they had several stunning pieces I got view including an authentic mogul necklace). If you do that google search you'll see that Antique dealer where it eventually landed, their beauty shots are much better than my pic. I do believe its been sold though.
    (PM and I'll tell some of the other goodies you can find there)

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    I love that amethyst cameo!

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    No thanks needed, I think its wonderful. Oooh take a picture of you are not too self conscious , I know we would all love to see the collar in action! Getting to celebrate two holidays with people you love, can't think of anything better actually. Everything is so rush rush rush, at least the holidays we get slow down and actually remember what is important

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    Ooooo, amethyst PURPLE and cameo. Wonderful.

    I'm a huge fan of the Swedish Cameo tiara, too, but I can't seem to post a photo of it.

    Thanks, BPD for your comments about my dog collar. I'm going to wear it tonight! We're celebrating Chanukah at my parent's house tonight because everyone was at their in-laws for Christmas and Chanukah was the exact same time last year. We're a multi religion family and we celebrate every holiday that brings joy and people together, even if we can't celebrate on the exact day we'll find a way to celebrate.

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    Fun thread!

    Here's mine. I got it on ebay a few years ago and had someone at a bead shop replace the worn out seed pearls around it. It says "14k" on the little fastener thing so I guess it's not that old.

    I don't know that much about it but I wonder if the lady head part is some kind of plastic that was glued on. I know this sounds weird but I've heard you test for plastic by tasting jewelry and that plastic kind of burns your tongue. So, I notice the stone at the back tastes like nothing but the lady head does kind of burn my tongue. Maybe? (The pearls, of course, are delicious!)

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    That lady's head is carved out of shell and the there are several colored layers of the shell. You can see that her wrap goes from white to the background beige pink color. You can also see another layer of brown on the front of her wrap and the grapes in her hair. You can also tell a lot by holding the cameo up to the light and viewing it from the backside. I've also never heard about plastic burning your tongue. I would think that plastic would be inert.

    Plastic cameos will look more like one color in each of their layers. Your cameo has subtle color changes throughout all layers, which makes me feel it is pure shell.

    There are also cameos carved from stones, like agate, but I haven't seen those in person. My mother and I only collect the shell ones.

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    So I finally got around to snapping some photos...I don't have any cameos set with pearls, but there are some wearing pearls. The right/left facing pair are earrings.Name:  IMG_1040.jpg
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    What a collection! I really like the high relief carvings, so the black one is my favorite! I'd totally rock the Roman carving!

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    Those are lovely.

    One of my older weaving friends has a shell cameo of a flapper. She's wearing a cloche hat and a fur collar. I swear I'm lusting after that cameo because flapper cameos are very hard to find. Mine are either Victorian or wannabe Victorian. You can tell the difference because real Victorian cameo ladies are more zaftig with double chins. The wannabes are skinny with tight and high chins.

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    I have a small collection of cameo rings (as well as one brooch I don't have an image of).

    My only carnelian cameo:



    I feel my daughter will look like this


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    (nails are long gone, sacrifices for playing guitar)

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    Those rings are gorgeous. I love them. I'm afraid I would destroy a ring. I have a bad habit of banging my rings on walls as I go around corners. I still don't know how I keep doing that.

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    Wow, lots of pretties here!!!

    BW, after looking around online, I think you are right about my cameo and it is all shell. Thanks!

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    BPDDC, the black one is my favorite as well.
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    You're welcome. My mother has a ton of cameos, so I've seen all kinds.

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    BWeaves, you should really post your cameos on this thread as well...they are lovely.
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    Wow ..I missed almost the whole thread lol. What fabulous Cameos ! Just beautiful!

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