This Cameo necklace is 18k gold filled.
The cameo dates back all the way to 15,000 BC and was popularized by queen Victoria of England. Cameos have been worn for many different reasons. Some of my favorites are
- In the Hellenistic era young women used cameos as charms to express desire. A woman could wear a cameo depicting a dancing Eros as a seductive invitation to love.
- Women began collecting cameos to prove cultural status during the Elizabethan period.
If you're interested in reading more information about cameos here is a good read.