Pearl-Drop Cameo Pierced Earrings
Hand-carved 10x8mm cameos Genuine freshwater pearls Antiqued sterling silver settings Leverback wires 3/8"L Sterling Silver and Pearl Made in USA WILLIAMSBURG exclusive!
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The classic cameo, in earring form. Utterly feminine and truly timeless to dress up suits, dresses, even weekend attire. Each elegant leverback dangle suspends an exquisite cameo, hand-carved from natural conch shell by a master Italian artisan employing centuries-old techniques. Set in antiqued sterling silver, each earring is daintily accented by a genuine freshwater pearl. The carver's initials are incised on the back of each cameo. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
A variety of cameo jewelry can be found in Colonial Williamsburg's antiques collections. Explorations in the 18th century revealed new varieties of shells, including queen conch shells from the Bahamas. Their arrival in Europe, and subsequently, the New World, sparked a renewed interest in shell-carved cameos.