Gemstone portrait cameos, cameo rings, cameo pet portraits, family crest rings

Hand made by Gareth Eckley - The finest gemstone cameo artist in North America. Unique and precious, made to order from your portrait photos. For when it really matters.

Custom Lockets with Secret Cameo

The perfect design for a sympathy gift or to celebrate a wedding. Carry the portrait next to your heart every day. The locket can be opened to reveal the secret cameo when desired. Lockets can be made from Silver, Gold or Platinum. Personalized with engraved messages and accented with Pearls, Gemstones or Diamonds.



Platinum, Pink Conch Pearl Locket


Locket opens to reveal the Cameo and Engraved Lamb


Gray Agate Cameo Portrait of Her Daughter

Family Crest Jewelry

Hand carved into Gemstone or Gold with traditional techniques by a European trained master with 30 years of experience. Lapis Lazuli, Bloodstone, Sardonyx, Layered Agate, Carnelian, Black Onyx.

Lapis Lazuli Signet Rings

Family Crest, Shield, and Motto carved into Lapis Lazuli. Set in 14kt Gold.

Family Crest Ring in Bloodstone

Silver ring for a woman, set with a Bloodstone carved with the Family crest.

Blue Layered Agate

Gold ring with a family crest and motto in blue-black Layered Agate.

Aquamarine Coat of Arms Ring

A coat of arms is cut into an Aquamarine gemstone. Set in 18kt rose Gold.

Pet Portrait Cameo Jewelry

A cameo jewel is a wonderful way to cherish your much-loved family pet. Black Onyx inlay makes the eyes and nose come alive. Personalize with a gold bone, pawprint or an inscription.

White Gold Cameo of a Shelti Dog

Complex Commesso style inlay cameo of a Sheltie dog. Set in white gold with a Diamond accent.

Cameo of a Maltese Dog

A much-loved Maltese dog called 'Bo'. Black Onyx inlay makes the eyes and nose come alive.

Cameo of a Dog set in Silver

Gemstone cameo of a Pomeranian called 'Appa'. With a gold potato charm accent on the reverse.

Cameo necklace of a Family Pet

A reversible cameo in 18kt Gold with a Diamond. This portrait is of 'Sheba', an Alsatian dog.

Custom Orders: Sympathy and Faith Locket with Matching Earrings

A special project to honor a mother and grandmother. A gift for his wife. The gold locket opens up to reveal a secret white on red cameo portrait. Accented with three triangular Tanzanites and white gold scroll detailing. The back and sides of the locket are hand engraved with personal inscriptions.

Gareth designed yellow and white gold Lotus flowers, with Tanzanite studs and pink pearl drops. The lotus is the favorite flower of her mother.


Gold Locket with Pink Pearl & White Gold Cross


Opens to Reveal Secret Cameo-Tanzanites & White gold


Lotus Flower Earrings to Match the Cameo Locket

Custom Portrait Cameo of Her Daughter

Customer Review

What started as a vague idea after watching Antiques Roadshow on tv one Sunday night, turned out to be one of the best gift ideas I've ever had. I found with a Google search, and after that, it was easy.

After a discussion with Gareth about what I had in mind, and a few excellent suggestions from him for things we could do to enhance the piece, I decided to go ahead. I am very glad I did so !

My wife loves her cameo, and wears it at every given opportunity. It's mostly because she loves the piece, but also because of the large number of comments it attracts. I think cameos are seen these days as an old fashioned style of jewelry, but as our piece has shown, they can look very modern and up to date. This is something people regularly say to her after, "Gosh, what a gorgeous necklace".

The other beauty of this piece is that it is now a family heirloom that I'm sure my daughter will enjoy wearing in the future as much as my wife enjoys wearing it now.

Thank you very much Gareth for creating such a beautiful piece of jewelry that is totally unique and very personal to our family.

Have you ever had that moment when you give someone a gift and you can see that they are delighted beyond words ? I did on Christmas morningthank you ! My wife has worn her cameo every time that she has gone out.
Not only does she love the cameo, and the picture I chose, but she's especially delighted with Seren's name on the side, and loves the picture on the back. Thank you for suggesting that.

As lovely as the cameo looks in the box it looks a thousand times more beautiful when my wife wears it. Thank you again for creating something so delightful...Richard, England, UK.

My husband and I were overcome with joy when we received the beautiful cameo of our darling Bo. Gareth, you captured Bo's alert and impish aspect utterly. When I wear the cameo, everyone comments on what a stunning piece it is. We greatly appreciate the workmanship and expertise that went into your creation. What a wonderful heirloom we have...Betsy, California.

Sympathy Cameo Portrait Jewelry

The most elegant, rare and personal sympathy gifts. A beautiful custom-made cameo with a gemstone portrait of your loved one. Sure to always be worn above her heart.

Earrings to Match Your Cameo Jewel

Lotus Flowers in 18 kt yellow and white gold. Set with Tanzanites, with Pink Pearl drops. Designed to be worn with the triangular Faith and Sympathy cameo locket. Pearls match cameos very well.

Gift for the Bride or Groom

Engagement Jewelry, Wedding Jewelry, Custom Cameo Jewelry for the fiancee, bride or mother to celebrate an engagement, wedding or anniversary.

How to Order

Explore Our Store & Portfolio

Browse the site to see our jewelry. Order directly from the store if you see what you want. Select your custom options and send your photos and artwork.

Custom Orders - Send Your Inquiry

Upload your photos and tell your story. I will connect to research your needs. Bespoke designs for your jewel are shared for approval.

Place your Order

When the design proposal and quote is approved send your payment. Your order status is then secure. Expect delivery in 6 - 8 weeks.

Gemstone Color Options

Blue Agate Cameo

Blue-Black Agate Cameo

Wedgewood Blue Cameo

White on Pink-Red Cameo


White on Red Cameo

Brown Agate Cameo

Pink or Violet Cameo

Black Agate Cameo

Green Agate Cameo

Three Layer Agate Cameo

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Receives My Cameo

VIP Clients - The Queen of England, Prime-minister of Canada, Crown Prince of Dubai, Lady Diana Gibson Watt, Lady Mitchell, A United States Senator, Sir Anthony Hopkins.....

Queen Elizabeth examines my Cameo Brooch

Presented to Her Majesty, by descendants of Pocahontas. On behalf of the State of Virginia, to honor her royal visit to the United States in 2007.

Pocahontas Cameo brooch

The portrait is carved into Natural Agate. Encircled with freshwater pearls from the Mississippi and set in Platinum. Now in the Royal collection in London.

Gareth Eckley has been carving cameos with such precision and grace that he has attracted the attention of a discerning worldwide clientele. His Pocahontas Cameo is an exquisite tribute to the 16th Century original that was presented to the Indian princess by King James I and Queen Anne in 1616. The brooch has earned its place as an important historical cameo...Diana Jarrett, Cameos Old & New - 4th Edition.

Lockets with Gemstone Cameo Portrait

This cameo locket was given to his fiancee when he proposed. We used his grandmothers' diamonds. Hand engraved Monogram using her initials. Opens to reveal a secret cameo with a portrait of the couple.

Feedback from my Clients

Joseph gave this cameo to his mother for her 80th Birthday. The white on red cameo portrait is set in Gold and Nonna. A personal message 'Nonna Siria Greco' is engraved on the setting.

Precious Opal Cameo Jewel

Have your cameo carved into precious stones like Precious Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Aquamarine, Amethyst, Citrine. I specialize in hard to carve gemstones. Send me your gemstone or ask me to find one.

Custom made Cameo Rings

Cameos can be carved onto a selection of solid color gemstones and onto precious stones such as Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Aquamarine, Amethyst, etc.

Gemstone Cameo Rings for Men

Set of 3 green Agate gemstone Cameo rings in 18kt Gold. With the original cameo that inspired the project. Other cameos for men include a Bolo tie cameo and a desktop cameo.

Custom Designed Fine Jewelry

A Cocktail ring by Gareth Eckley with a large Crystal Opal from Australia. Set in a ring designed to echo the ocean. Yellow and White Gold waves cradle the Opal. The gem is accented with Diamonds.

Cameo Necklace with Pearl Enhancer

Cameo with portrait of a bride and groom. Designed to be worn in three ways. The hinged pearl enhancer opens up to close around a pearl necklace. Detach the clasp and wear the cameo with a gold chain. Wear the cameo as a brooch pin.

Cameo Portrait with Pearl Necklace

Wedgewood Blue Cameo Necklace


Detachable Pearl Enhancer


Pearl Enhancer Clasp


Clasp with Closed Hinge

Hinged Clasp Open


Pearl Clasp Closed Back

Gareth had an uncanny ability to read my mind and more importantly, he asked many questions to uncover precisely how to make my wife's gift have extra meaning for her...Richard, Australia.

Information Guides & Page Links

Info guides written to help you discover all the options available to you. Help to select the gemstone for your cameo, choose the best photograph, design options for the setting and more.

Gemstone Color Options

Guide to all of the options that you have for your cameo jewel. Layered Agates, Single colors and transparent gemstones.

Lapis Lazuli Guide

Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful stone for jewelry. Gem quality Lapis has an intense ultramarine blue that is captivating.

Personalize Your Jewel

Gold accents with a personal charm. Hand engraved drawings, inscriptions, and personal messages.

Portrait Photo Guide

Send me your best photos. The ones that really show the personality and character of your 'loved one'

Bespoke Jewelry Design

To design the perfect jewel for you I first discover your needs in our design interview. Design sketches are shared and feedback welcomed.

Bio for Gareth Eckley

More about Gareth Eckley. The jeweler, gemstone portrait artist, and designer.

Private & Confidential

Private service for famous people who require secrecy. NDA's may be needed, personal visits can be arranged.

The Pocahontas Cameo

Made by Gareth Eckley and presented to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Shell or Hardstone Cameos

A guide that compares cameos carved into gemstone versus cameos carved into shell.

Buyers Guide to Cameos

Info on modern and Antique Cameos in gemstone, shell and other materials.

Guide to Commesso Cameos

Magnificent jewels that are masterpieces of the gemstone artist and jewelers art.

Guide to Sympathy Etiquette

Advice for what to say for different cultures and faiths.

Book a Design Consultation for Your Custom Jewel. Upload Your Photos To Gareth Eckley