While ivory carvings have been around for centuries, turn-of-the-century cameo jewelry evokes a romantic, feminine aesthetic. Fortunately, you don't have to lace up a corset to appreciate the beauty of Victorian estate jewelry. Paired with bright tomato-red nails like above or au natural, the cameo is making a major comeback in fashion and beauty.
Young fashion editor and modern style icon Shala Monroque pairs her slick black outfit with a café au lait cameo brooch and large pearls. The creamy tones on her décolletage mirror her glowing monochromatic makeup.
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We love this classic pairing—a romantic, interwoven updo accented with a cameo brooch. A border of sparkling sapphires plays off the smooth ivory silhouette.
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Modern-day nails harmonize with costume jewelry of the past. A sky blue-manicure transforms this heavily ornamented estate ring into a contemporary piece of fashion.
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Italian model and fashion editor Giovanna Battaglia always makes a statement at Paris Fashion Week. Here, she pairs vintage YSL with cameo earrings and a slicked-back chignon. Her skin? Bronzed and flawless.
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