While pairing images for the upcoming book 500 Silver Jewelry Designs, these two pieces captured my attention. Though they are not cameos, their silhouettes suggest a similar spirit.
What is it about the cameo or cameo-inspired work that sets it apart from other figurative jewelry? Is it the history and connotations of the form? Is it that we connect to cameos in an unusually emotional way?
I was surprised by the very idealistic and romantic terms I chose to describe these pieces.
Adoration • Affection • Devotion Delicate • Ghostly • Enduring Fragile • Loving • Mystical Sacred • Sentimental • Tender
Your feelings about jewelry, all jewelry, are beautifully unique. Looking at these “cameos,” what words feel right for you?