Trend for 2010: Cameo Jewellery
When a fashion accessory is steeped in history, it makes it all the more interesting. Cameo necklaces were first popular in 1804 when the Emperor of France revived their fashionable status. They were then made popular again by Queen Victoria and they would be traditionally carved on shell or stone, often featuring patterns such as flowers or a women’s profile, decorated with a fine metal such as gold.
The vintage Grecian Goddess Cameo necklace displayed left comes from Rock ‘n Rose at just Â£14.
Young starlets such as Pixie Lott and La Roux have been spotted wearing cameo necklaces, proving that they aren’t just for the old lady in you. It is well worth scurrying through your grannies jewellery box or your local vintage shop for a true piece of Cameo jewellery, you can also try trusty auction website Ebay for some vintage pieces, but don’t fret if you can’t get your hands on an original piece as the highstreet stores are well and truely stocked up with the stuff that is just as glamorous and is selling for great prices.
The necklaces look great with dainty feminine outfits, giving it a vintage edge and there are so many different styles and colours to choose from, including Cameo rings and even earrings.
This Pink Neon Cameo Pearl necklace from Miss Selfridge also has a rhinestone effect to it and is just Â£5, down from Â£20.
Accessory giants Monsoon/Accessorize have this charming and feminine Cameo pendant necklace, also for just Â£5. You could even mistake it for a Vintage find.
This Black Cream Rose Cameo necklace from Retro-Jewellery.co.uk has a black resin background and is set in a large metal locket which means you can store two photographs inside. The website has a whole range of Cameo necklaces to choose from at prices starting from Â£9.99.
We’re sure the trend will be revived in the future so it is well worth keeping old of your accessories for when your grandchildren start scurrying through your jewellery boxes.
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