Cameo jewelry is a unique style of jewelry that dates back to ancient Greece and Rome, and draws inspiration from the mythology of the time.
The cameo is an ancient type of jewelry that may have had its beginnings in ancient Greece and Rome, around 200 B.C. The end of the Roman empire reduced the interest in cameos, but the Renaissance saw it rise in popularity again.
Throughout history, there have been many types of design that were popular for cameos. Ancient cameos might show gods and goddesses, or they might be carved to resemble the profile of an important or beautiful person. During the Victorian era, when nature and botany were interesting areas of study, floral motifs became common.