Mom's Jewelry Box is a store that features mothers rings, pendants, pins and braceletes.

Blue Agate Cameos For Mothers...

Blue Agate Cameos from Italy depicting love, marriage and family. Each blue agate cameo varies somewhat in color and shading.  All cameo frames are 14k gold. Many items are enlarged to show detail... refer to the millimeter sizes provided with each cameo and the conversion chart shown on each page.

Back To The Mothers Ring Collection

Everlasting Love mother with child cameos.

Click on the item of interest on the
right to view available styles or to order.

Heaven's Gift mothers cameo
Mother & Baby Cameos
Heaven's Gift

Baby and child and mother cameos.
New Baby & Mother Cameos
New Arrival

Mother and older child blue agate cameos.
Mother Holding
Child Cameos
Everlasting Love


Mother & Her Child, Family,
3 Generations, Wedding.
More Beautiful Cameos

 

History of Cameos and
About Blue Agate Cameos

The word "Agate" is derived from the Sicilian River Achates where agates were probably found in antiquity. Agate is a very special semi-precious stone which is classified as a banded chalcedony or micro-crystalline quartz. The individual bands or layers give this stone its uniqueness and character.

The art of cameo engraving can be traced as far back as the second and first centuries B.C. to the ancient Greco-Roman Empires where cameos enjoyed a golden age. The decline of the Roman Empire also brought with it a period of dormancy for cameo development.  It was not until the fifteenth century during the period referred to as the Renaissance that cameos resurfaced as an art form and as a medium for jewelry. The Medici family of Florence is credited with restoring cameos as jewelry. At about the same time a very high quality mine wad discovered in southern Germany. This region soon became the center of cameo technology and by the beginning of the 19th century possessed the  most significant agate deposits in the world. Over the past one hundred years, this area pioneered and is largely responsible for developing and refining the techniques used to carve and color today's cameos. The once rich deposits of these mines have been exhausted and the world is now dependent on South America for its supply of high quality layered agate material.

The layered agate material that is used in producing agate cameo gem carvings is usually cut from agates with even parallel layers, a lighter layer above a darker one. The agate used in today's cameos is naturally multiple shades of gray in color, ranging from a milky white translucent to dark gray. The lower and softer layer is dyed to produce the highly desirable blue chalcedony color; while the lighter colored upper layer which is harder does not accept dying and remains white or milky in appearance.

Only 2 percent of all agate material mined is of a quality suitable for detailed cameo cutting. It is important to note that of this small percentage an even smaller percentage can be dyed blue making the enclosed cameos precious and rare.

The exquisite motifs and silhouettes featured in this collection have been carved relief style, employing the use of a highly sophisticated ultrasonic etching process and elegantly framed in karat gold.


Mom's Jewelry Box- Specializing in jewelry for mothers since 2000.

Copyright 2000-14 J. Dunne.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Copying from this web site is a violation of copyright law.  Our pictures and content are for viewing only at this address and remain our property. They may NOT be copied, reproduced or modified in any form or manner. Use of this web site constitutes your agreement to our online store policies and terms. You must be at least 18 years of age to order from this store. We reserve the right to correct errors. Many of the items and designs are also copyrighted.  Orders must be placed through our website- orders placed through cached browser or cached search pages will NOT be honored.


Presented by
 Pomeroy Jewelers, LLC  -  3946 Park Lane  -  Traverse City, Michigan 49686  -  Telephone: (231) 938-2582
  http://www.MomsJewelryBox.com      Contact Us-
http://www.MomsJewelryBox.com/contact-us.htm