specializing in antique cameos and vintage Mexican silver
Splendid portrait of Zeus Carved Shell Cameo 9K Gold Brooch c 1850
Antique Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Brooch - Classical Goddess Altar Scene
Fantastic Vintage Mexican Antonio Pineda 970 Silver Bird Brooch
Vintage Classical Shell Cameo of Cupid with Dancer Silver Brooch / Pendant
Large Victorian Carved Shell Cameo Mourning Brooch - Muse and Child
Beautiful Early 1900s Cleopatra Carved Shell Cameo 9k Gold Brooch
HUGE Victorian Shell Cameo Brooch Dionysus / Bacchus, God of Wine
Antique Victorian Shell Cameo 9K Gold Brooch of Athena with Owl on Shield
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! I live in the UK and have a passion for antique cameos and vintage Mexican silver jewellery. I 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 their enthralling subjects drawn mainly from Greek and Roman mythology. Equally I cannot resist the bold, exuberant designs of vintage Mexican silver, often showing pre-Columbian influences and incorporating semi-precious stones or vibrant inlays. In both specialities I aim to offer choice pieces across a wide price range - all they need is the discerning eye.
Through my photography and descriptions I take great care 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!