Adding a contemporary touch to the timeless beauty of a deep water seashell, we bring innovation in respect of tradition and valorize the masterful work of Italian artisans.
We offer a modern classics combining a funny, reckless approach with a sense of eternity. Our edgy designs appeal to real people and dust off the fluff from this great ancient technique.
Through the centuries, Italian jewellers have developed very intricate and spectacular cameo techniques, turning the rough material into miniature displays of artisanal craftsmanship, sophistication and fantasy.
Our goal is to revive cameos as objects of fashion and desire.
Like generations ago, cameos are meticulously crafted by hand out of deepwater Cassis madagascariensis seashells, which is the most rare and valuable material due to its greatest color contrast and very slow growth rate. Only 6 specimen out of 100,000 match the high standards of traditional Italian jewellers.
Cameos that we present today are true work of art, unparalleled in size, genuinely crafted by hand.
"I wish this unique art to last and be cherished like the related art of gem-cutting which is also ancient but yet all the rage. In the heart of progress lies a tradition: we need to respect what came before us if we want to move on"
— Nadia Missbach