My wife loves the cameo of her two boys. She has worn it every day. Recently she had to have emergency surgery and she refused to take her cameo off.  The surgeon had to remove it when she was under.

When she woke up after the anesthetic , Jennifer immediately reached for her cameo, found it was missing and asked to have it back. She has formed a deep attachment to her jewel. It is her most prized treasure…D.S. Minneapolis

A beautiful 'one of a kind' gift, a custom gemstone portrait cameo to wear close to her heart.

The recipient is often ‘lost for words’ when they first see their portrait cameo. I often hear of tears of joy and being emotionally moved. A cameo portrait carved in the image of someone you love is so unexpected and remarkable. There is often a moving personal story behind each commission.

When I design jewelry I think about how the customer will feel when they wear their jewel. I want to create love and attachment for their special gift.   Why not create a family heirloom sure to be treasured by future generations.

Show your love with your portrait of a loved one’.  Modern portrait cameos hand carved in Gemstone from your photos. Displayed in exquisite custom designed Gold, Platinum or Silver jewelry as a bespoke, cameo necklace, cameo pendant or cameo brooch pin.

Imagine a cameo jewel with a portrait of your 'loved one' worn close to your heart.

We gave the cameo to my mom last Wednesday and she is still speechless. When she first opened the box she took a huge breath and began to cry. My father asked her what the gift and she tried to tell him but was overwhelmed with emotions. Your cameo of our beloved grandfather ‘Papi Viejo’ has made us all so happy…R.C, New York

The most precious of all sympathy gifts. Exclusive, beautiful and very rare. Perfect for when only the most precious gift is desired.  I have two styles, which suit different situations.

For privacy select a locket with a hidden cameo. Open to reveal your ‘private cameo’ when you choose.

When the wearer wants to display her portrait to all you can have a cameo pendant or a cameo brooch pin.

Most of my Memorial Jewelry is not shown on my website to protect the privacy of the family. The examples that I show are with the blessing of their owners.

A portrait jewel of their daughter for Christmas

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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 morning, thank 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.

Famous patrons of Gareth

Regarded as the finest Portrait Cameo Artist in North America. Gareth has been carving cameos with such precision and grace that they have attracted the attention of several discerning collectors including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II...Diana Jarrett, Author of  ‘Cameos Old and New, 4th Edition.’

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Royalty would give gemstone Portrait Cameos to their favorite subjects as a sign of high status. Many of these Cameos are now in Museums or private collections. I feel so blessed that my Cameo of Pocahontas has been honored in this way by being added to the Queen’s private collection at Buckingham Place, London.

Gareth has also created custom jewelry for a Crown Prince  of the Kingdom of UAE, an Art Deco Necklace for Lady Diana Gibson-Watt, UK and his Maple Leaf pendant in Ammolite was presented to the Prime Minister of Canada.

How to order your personal cameo portrait jewel

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I use my skills as an award winning Jewelry designer to create the very best design for you. Your portrait photos inspire my creativity. I look for your feedback and together we will design the perfect gift.

I will suggest the best color choices and gemstone options from your photos and from learning the style and personality of the wearer. Engraved drawings, messages and other personal touches make your jewel even more special and unique.

My typical price range is from $1500 – $7000. Settings of Gold are priced higher than Silver and larger cameo stones take more time to carve than smaller sizes. Custom pieces with larger Diamonds, Pearls and Gems can be higher. Payment is usually deposit with order, balance on completion. A layaway plan is available on request. Delivery is typically within 6–8 weeks.

Your portrait is hand carved with Diamond carving tools by Gareth. This process can take 5-10 days. The settings are also crafted by hand with an exquisite eye to detail.

Your finished jewel is beautifully presented in a satin pouch within a luxury wooden box. This is wrapped with satin ribbon with a sealing wax stamp for an extra touch of luxury.