Product Description: This Victorian Cameo pin badge is made from lead-free pewter that is 22ct gold plated and is inset with a red cameo depicting the bust of a woman. It is supplied on a pin with separate clasp. The pin badge 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 and cameos during Victorian times.
Information: The Victorian era spanned the time of Queen Victoria’s rule of England from 1837 until 1901. During this time, a middle class began to emerge, sparking a demand for jewellery.
Queen Victoria herself was a major proponent of wearing cameos. They became so popular that they would become mass-produced by the second half of the 19th century. The most common cameos were white on black, white on blue and white on red brown.