Cameo Shell Cabochons
Cameo shell cabochons are 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.
We currently have a single piece in stock, measuring 55x40x10MM approximately – it is not 10MM thick but it is a curved shape which makes measuring it almost impossible. I suspect the actual cameo is 3-4MM thick in most places but this varies due to the style of carving. It is really nicely detailed, with good colours.