Estate Jewelry is such a wonderful way to express your personal style. It adds instant class to whatever you wear. It can be used to soften a business suit or lavaliere makes jeans look more feminine. Cameos were often used in the same way we use photos in our wallets now. The craftsmen in Victorian times carved a likeness of a gentleman or lady out of shell or stone to be carried as an affectionate token.
Lavalieres were also called negligee pendants. These were first worn around the 1900's. These were delicately designed pendants which contain a dangling angel wing pearl or pear shaped gemstone. These pieces of estate jewelry are some of the easiest to incorporate into your everyday life. And are still easy to find so they are great pieces to start your estate jewelry collection with!