Cameo jewelry, do you like it?
Popularized during the Victorian era, cameos are carvings traditionally done with shell or stone. The most popular motifs include the silhouette of a face, the bust of a person, florals, mythological figures, and often pastoral scenes carved in relief with a contrasting colored background. Originally, shell was commonly used, but as they grew in popularity, artisans began using manmade materials like onyx, agate, or resin because they offered many varied layers of color perfect for creating their designs. Among so many cabochons, resin flower cabochons are the most popular.