Cameos, in the traditional sense of figures carved into rock, date as far back as 15,000 BC. Since then they have held a range of symbolism and uses, most commonly being incorporated into jewellery. It is believed that cameos are good luck charms, and have also been used to represent an individual signature or to make a statement about a person’s loyalties or faith.
If you’re an avid antiques collector then you’ll know that a big part of the fun of collecting jewellery is actually the process of searching for it! There’s nothing more satisfying then finding that perfect gemstone necklace at a bargain price after months of looking.
Whether you’re considering purchasing your first piece or already own a sizeable collection, it’s important to know what factors decide the value of antique jewellery.