We’ve fallen head over heels for the return of the cameo (excuse the pun). These vintage-inspired pieces made mostly of hand-carved seashell portraiture were most popular on lockets and pins of the Elizabethan royal court. Similar pastel carvings were seen on the runways at Dolce & Gabbana and Dior–plus on the dainty necks and wrists of street-style stars–proving that grandma’s jewellery box contains one of the season’s top mini-trends. For of-the-moment style, pair cameo pieces with a naughty mix of sheer blouses and tough leathers. The return of this delicate bijoux is yet further proof that history repeats.
See a gallery of picks and inspiration for the cameo trend