19th century cameo ring made of yellow gold with engraved Chalcedony depicting a face.
Cameo ring from 1800 made of yellow gold with engraved Chalcedony depicting a face.
During the nineteenth century the cameo manages to survive the change of fashions thanks to Queen Victoria who promotes its spread. In Victorian times each decade was characterized by a particular type of jewel, but the cameo remained the most popular. The interest towards classicism and cameos finds more space following finds in archaeological sites in Italy and Egypt. The most frequent representations are taken from mythology and other related themes. Often the cameo motif helps us to identify its origin. The scenes of the Classical World date back to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries while the faces of women and cameos worked on shells belong to the Victorian era, like this gold ring with cameo.