Italian Cameos: A Shopper’s Guide

Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:46
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Since ancient times, residents of the Italian peninsula have pulled coral and seashells from the waters of the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic, using the bounty of the seas to make some of Italy’s most beautiful adornments. The region around Naples is famous for cameos and the distinctive red coral that Italian jewelers pair with gold, pearls, and other precious materials to make intricate jewelry and objets d’art. Alongside environmental concerns over delicate ocean reserves as well

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