Posted 2 years ago
I recently rediscovered this cameo after my mother passed away; it was one of her favorite pieces. I always assumed it was resin since I'd never seen blue cameos otherwise, but after placing it next to one of my resin cameos, it's clearly nicer than that and appears to actually be carved. After some research, I see that blue agate is a common substrate for carving cameos, but this seems a lighter blue than what I see online. I'm guessing it's like most of her costume jewelry and comes from the late 50s to late 60s, but since she's passed, I have no way of knowing.