Shell Cameos

Shell Cameo Cammei Torre del Greco

Just as coral, shells come from the ocean, but only particular ones, rare and unique, can become cameos.
To make this type of work, we distinguish two types of shell: "Sardonic" from the Caribbean or the Bahamas, with your brown bottom makes it more clear to make the incision; "Cornelian" ( red color) of African origin.
Once cut, shells are mould into masterpieces thanks to the skill of Aucella’s engravers and, after that, are distributed all over the world. Often these strictly handmade masterpieces are sold unmounted , but most of them are used by Aucella’s goldsmiths to perform brooches, bracelets and other jewels to be sent to the world greatest jewelries.