Question: How do you date a cameo?

How much is a Victorian cameo worth?

A good hand carved cameo will cost $1500 on average.

What should I look for when buying a cameo?

If your cameo shines in the light that is usually a sign it is not authentic. Examine the back- hold the cameo face down and run your finger up and down the back. If the cameo is made from shell you should feel a concave or curve. The curve might be slight, but this is a good sign the cameo was carved from real shell.

Which way should a cameo face?

Pay attention to the direction of the face- the figure on the majority of antique cameos will face right. However, many cameos are leftward facing or facing forward.

Are cameos in style?

Cameos fell out of fashion in the 20th century, but they are now being appreciated once again thanks to a handful of designers who are giving this classic jewel a new lease of life.

Which way should a cameo ring face?

Pay attention to the direction of the face- the figure on the majority of antique cameos will face right. However, many cameos are leftward facing or facing forward.

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