Monday, April 19, 2010

I'M READY FOR MY CAMEO



A stylish black and white awning perfectly frames the exquisite cameo rings, pendants, brooches and cuffs that adorn the Lexington Avenue shop windows of Amedeo Scognamiglio.  I always stop to look and linger at the hauntingly beautiful alabaster cameos which depict goddesses, flowers and classic Romanesque portraits.  But take a closer look; these are not your grandmother's cameos.  The traditional Victorian jewelery staple has been reinvented with a modern twist:  snakeskin cuffs, substantial cocktail rings and leather studded belts juxtapose the delicate cameos, giving the pieces a fresh, modern look.

Utilizing traditional carving techniques passed down from generation to generation since the 1870's, jewelry designer Amedeo Scognamiglio has taken his families Naples based cameo design business to new heights. A stunning Amedeo brooch can been seen adorning the lapel of Carrie Bradshaw's Vivienne Westwood suit in Sex in the City, a stylish accessory of choice that just proves the old adage that's what's old is new again.











4 comments:

The Zhush said...

I have loved these for quite some time as well!

red ticking said...

so classic ...

The Shiny Pebble said...

The rings are awesome, but I think I would enjoy a cameo bracelet as well...

Kellyxoha said...

so classic ...