Product Description: This Small Victorian Cameo pendant is made from lead-free pewter and is inset with a blue cameo depicting the bust of a woman. The cameo pendant is supplied on a silver chain. The pendant is mounted on an information card, which has a young portrait image of Queen Victoria on the front. On the reverse is a brief history of jewellery during Victorian times.
Information: Queen Victoria was born in 1819 at Kensington Palace. By the time she came to the throne in 1837 the whole mood of jewellery had changed. Many styles were never out of fashion while others were tasteless and did not last the season. The Queen was very fond of jewellery and encouraged others to wear it. She would give beautiful pieces of jewellery as gifts which included brooches, bracelets and necklaces. Gold, silver, cameos, precious stones and pearls were all very popular.