GemIt is a small semi-precious stone,<br />sometimes precious, adorned with bas-relief. <br />Here used two basic techniques for relief:<br />concave and convex. <br />Decoration made in concave relief is called intaglio, <br />and in the convex relief is called cameo. <br />Gems were particularly popular in Roman art,<br />especially during the early empire. <br />That was when was made some of the finest examples of their<br />(GemmaAugustea and Great French Gemma ). <br />
’The Punishment of Tityos’, rock crystal intaglioby Giovanni Bernardi, the British Museum<br />
Intaglio with a portrait of Empress Julia Domna; Severan, Roman, Beryl <br />
Cameo<br />This is a gem embellished with a convexrelief.<br />Often used a special technique of decorating, <br />through the use of the properties of some<br /> semi-precious stones, consisting of multicoloredlayers. A darker layer it was background of image<br />which was created in the brighter layer. <br />
VICTORIANBohemian garnets hinged bangle set with a portrait cameo of George Gordon, Lord Byron <br />This unusual cameo bracelet is a lovely combination of garnets and shell cameo<br />
VICTORIANspectacular 15 carat yellow gold and shell figural cameo brooch, the Three Muses (or Three Graces) and Cherub or Cupid with harp, set wrapped in a snake with two tiny diamond eyes and an amazing pierced and decorated gallery<br />
Brooch, hardstone, 9 karat rose gold, c. 1860, an allegorical depiction of Psyche, <br />on the left, and Apollo, on the right, the central figure conveying the message <br />that "music feeds the soul," set in a plain gold frame, 2¼" w x 1¾"<br />
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