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The azure depth of ocean hides many fascinating secrets in its bosom. It is such a place where the boundary between reality and lore often gets blurred. Artists, poets and metaphysicists often take an advantage of such a world shrouded in mystery to create pieces of art, literature and hypothesis that sometimes are equally enigmatic and age defying.

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One such piece of work is this cameo crafted from a conch shell. This beautiful creation is a prized possession of the jewellery museum of Ascione, Italy. Created in 1925, it is one of the finest pieces of cameo ever produced. But without the tide of deep and dark blue ocean which handed this sardonyx to man where would his art be?

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