specializing in Antique and Vintage Cameos
Venus, Cupid and Mars in Vulcan's Forge after Thorvaldsen, Early 19th ...
Victorian Carved Shell Cameo of Eros Centocelle 18k Gold Brooch
Outstanding Victorian Carved Shell Cameo 18k Gold Pendant of Zeus / ...
Antique Victorian High-Relief Carved Lava Cameo Brooch Goddess Flora
Our Service PledgeGiving great service is very important to me. With this in mind, I aim to respond quickly to all enquiries and orders, to pack items carefully and to ship them promptly on receipt of cleared payment, usually within 24 hours.
About UsWelcome to Nectar - a personal selection of antique and vintage jewellery with the accent on cameos. I live in the UK and have been buying and selling since 2005 and keep a small, but essentially dynamic private collection from which I also sell.
I love antique cameos for their minutely detailed, sculptural quality and enthralling subjects drawn mainly from Greek and Roman mythology. Through my Shop I aim to offer Ruby Lane customers choice pieces across a wide price range - all they need is the discerning eye.
I take great care in my photography and descriptions to give as full and accurate an idea of my items as possible and will describe any faults I see. I’m always happy to answer any questions and to combine shipping wherever possible on items bought together, so please ask. I also offer free shipping on some items - please check the individual listings for details.
The inspiration for my shop name came to me from a favourite nineteenth-century Italian lava cameo in my collection depicting Hebe, Greek goddess of youth with her father, Zeus, in the guise of an eagle. As cup-bearer to the gods, Hebe is holding a cup of nectar for the eagle (who is also king of the gods) to drink from. Whatever it is that draws you to Nectar here on Ruby Lane, I hope that you feel refreshed by what you see and will find something you love!