As a vintage lover, i love something old, something comes from the past. I also love Victorian style. Including this stuff:
It's a cameo. Cameo is a classical heirloom that crafted the shape of a lady or any other forms. There are 4 kinds of general cameos. Cameo, made from shell or stone, cut in relief using the object itself to produce shadings of the carving. Camea, is an amulet or charm, known as "Engraved Gem". Relief, carved from the front with the front profile showing. Intaglio, carved from the rear of the profile. Cameos have been around for thousands of years. They are not jewelry fad. They are desired because of their hand-crafted nature and pure artwork. They are valuable heirlooms that are passed from one generation to another. More than likely, cameos will be here for "many generations" to come. (http://bit.ly/errSy1)
My granny never give me any heirloom on whatever forms, unfortunately :'(
Whatever material it made from, cameo heirloom always steal my eyes. Anyone wants to wrap it as a new year gift for me? Please?