About Cameo Calamity

About Cameo Calamity

Cameo Calamity is not just a jewelry shop. It’s about preserving timeless treasures that have been lost and then re-discovered.  Michelle (our founder) searches to bring back the stories behind each piece while honoring the hand carved artistic designs of that era, making sure that the treasures keep being treasured and never forgotten and instilling knowledge and education. The carefully hand selected pieces take you back to that time so you can discover your own story and find which cameo, carving or engraved item that best represents your unique personality.  Are you a Calamity Jane, a Queen Victoria or fascinated with Greek and Roman Mythology, the ancient gods and goddesses?  At Cameo Calamity, you not only see timeless beauty but you get to take the journey and become a part of the precious preservation of such exquisite and rare pieces of art while discovering what it was like to be part of the lineage of the women and men of that era allowing you to take a step back into time.


The highest quality products

Owner and Founder, Michelle Walden Fink is a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist and an Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP), with over 15 years experience in diamonds, gemstones, antique and period jewelry. She has been a collector of cameos for 30 years and has been a speaker on the subject. Her love of all periods of fine jewelry has inspired her study of minerals and gemstones, metals, Geology and the historical impact of jewelry in fashion eras and today.  She is a member of the GIA Alumni Association, worked for the American Gem Society in Quality Assurance, President of the Women’s Jewelry Association of Las Vegas, a author and has served on the board for several women’s organizations She is also a member of the University of Alabama Alumni Association (RTR) and is strongly rooted in the support and involvement in the local community.


Cameo Calamity Guarantee

Cameo Calamity Guarantees honesty and quality. All items have been appraised and inspected by our certified gemologist. All diamond and gemstone grading is done under GIA standards as the mounting permits. All gemstone weights and measurements are approximate.

 

 

 

About us

At Cameo Calamity, you not only see timeless beauty but you get to take the journey and become a part of the precious preservation of such exquisite and rare pieces of art while discovering what it was like to be part of the lineage of the women and men of that era allowing you to take a step back into time.

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