Cameos have always been super intriguing to me. Just who ARE these regal-looking people we are wearing on our necks and ears and fingers? My first cameo was given to me about 7 years ago, around the time I graduated from high school. It was passed down to me by my great-Grandpa George, and I just love the mix of masculinity (gold contrasted with tigers-eye) and femininity (the delicate bow on the side).
Furthermore, I love that this ring (like most cameos) represents a deep connection to and appreciation for family. And what could be more fashionable than that?
On the comical side, I'd love to wear a cameo on the red carpet one day. When Joan Rivers asks me "Who are you wearing?", I could say "Great Aunt Bessie!"
If you want in on this timeless trend, make a cameo appearance at etsy.com where it's a must to buy these busts. Just typing in "cameo" in the vintage search gave me 90 pages worth of results!
(Above, Left to Right: calloohcallay's Vintage Italian Cameo Brooch, $32.30; shadypast's 1940's Cameo Locket Pendant, $30; annablair's Three Dancing Ladies Necklace, $22. Click to enlarge!)
If you're a multi-tasker, check out this perfume locket from Anthropologie ($78, above). It comes with a solid scent of spicy ambrosia inside its glamorous hinges. Smells like the perfect Christmas gift to me!
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