Here is a wonderful introduction to the historic and ever-popular cameo used in jewellery and decorative objects. Learn about old and finely detailed ivory, lava, stone, and shell cameos, as well as more recent cameos crafted from moulded plastics, glass, metal, and other materials. The authors share the rich variety of jewelled expression that has inspired artists since the days of Alexander the Great, and provide values and tips for today's collectors on the international market place. Mythological motifs, scenes, and portraits are well represented. This is the perfect pocket guide for anyone who collects or simply appreciates cameos.