Smoky quartz and freshwater pearl multi strand necklace with flower carved sardonyx shell pendant. Necklace measures 24 inches in length and pendant drop measures 8 inches in length. Mother of pearl bead and eye closure.
Material: Smoky quartz, freshwater pearl, mother of pearl, and sardonyx shell
Cameo-making dates back to the Roman Empire, but jewelry designer Amedeo Scognamiglio's use of alternative materials and contemporary designs revolutionizes the art form. A sixth-generation maker of cameos (two-layered pieces of jewelry hand-carved in bas relief), Scognamiglio taught himself his craft at age 16 — learning the same ancient techniques used by his ancestors for hundreds of years. Today Amedeo is the world's leading manufacturer of handmade cameos, with portraits of refined 19th-century ladies, regal elephants, sweet-looking owls, and countless other designs gracing pendants, bracelets, rings and earrings.