Cameo carvings (Shell)

Lovely cameo shells, a vintage throwback for most jewellers!

Our cameos are sold singly as they are, simply, unique!


Vintage shell cameos for jewellery making and restoration.

Stunning vintage cameos cut from a single piece of shell.

Different layers of the shell are different colours, which allows carvers to overlay a design onto a different coloured background.

Different shells have been used throughout time, as cameos have been popular for many years. There are also other types carved from various other materials - Agate, Onyx, etc.

We won't have too many Cameos in stock, as they are handmade! The few that we do have in stock sometimes are all vintage. In some cases they are signed on the back by the maker, but it is often difficult to distinguish.


Cameos are a curved shape, which makes measuring the 'depth' of them very difficult; they are rarely more than a mm or two thick in most places.


Our current stocks include:

  • #1 - 55x40x10MM - a large thick cameo.
  • #2 - 30x22.85x4.35MM - unfortunately broken to the top right. It may be repaired by an expert, or used it a way that will cover the damage.
  • #3 - 30x22.75x3.7MM
  • #4 - 29.8x22x4.35MM
  • #5 - 30x23.3x3.75MM
  • #6 - 29.7x23x4.2MM
  • #7 - 30x22.85x4MM

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.



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