Amber cameos are beautiful artist pieces, with a stunning design carved into the back of the amber stone. Amber cameos are named after the classic cameo brooch design, which features the carved profile of a woman overlaid on a plain surface, usually pale pink or black, or sometimes over a natural gemstone. In amber, the practice of carving a cameo into the back of the stone is reminiscent of this past trade, but brings a more modern smooth finish to the piece.
Most amber cameos are carved with a laser Amber is a very delicate and heat sensitive stone, so this process can be very difficult. The most interesting pieces are the cameos that are hand carved by artists. We source a small assortment of our amber cameos from an artist named Irena, and whom hand carves these are fortunate to be able to watch her carve her designs with a dremel tool.