This cameo was created in the 1960’-1970’s and was retailed in America. A small Midwest family owned company of artisans carved the molds that were used to make these. I was fortunate to meet the man who was one of the last carvers about 10 years ago when he was in his 80’s. He was selling the excess cameos left over from their original inventory. He opened a case and pulled out these gems! They were dusty and forgotten but I could see their charm and beauty through the grime. These were “new, old stock” I rescued from obscurity…cleaned them up, and am bringing them to you!
Two buttons are combined to make this stunner of a bracelet. The small metal button is of a lady’s head and dates from the late 1800’s. The larger button is also antique and was a sew through button with applied metal trim. The two buttons combined are a match made in heaven and a piece you will be delighted to wear!