Metalsmiths Sterling’s designers have been working for almost 2 years to bring these cameo designs to life. Hand carved in Italy, the cameo is the star of these stunning pieces. Beyond the cameo itself, our designer created beautiful sterling silver designs that embrace and show off the beauty of the carving. A lot of care and thought went into these pieces.
Shells come from local fishing villages in the Torresi waters, the Bahamas, in the Caribbean, Central America, and in the waters off East Africa, (particularly in Madagascar) where they are harvested for their meat. The artisan carving the shell will examine it and determine the best design for that particular shell. The conch shell is made up of thin layers that vary in colour. The artisan will carve down some areas and leave other areas higher up. This is what makes the “background” darker than the flowers.