Exquisite, custom jewelry. Gemstone portrait cameos, family crest rings, cameo pet portraits, gem carvings

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.


Portrait Cameo Jewelry

Hand carved in gemstone from photos of your loved one. Precious settings of Gold, Silver or Platinum. A gold charm and engraved messages make this gift even more personal.

Custom Cameo Lockets

Carry the portrait next to your heart every day. The locket can be opened to reveal the secret cameo when desired. The perfect design for a sympathy gift or to celebrate a wedding.

Family Crest Rings

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.

The cameo arrived about 10 minutes ago. It's breathtaking. Thank you so much for your beautiful masterpiece. My friends are in absolute AWE of your work and several have requested your name...Warm regards, Stacy...USA

Custom Designed for your Portrait Cameo

Many styles and designs for your jewel. Pearls can be white, pink or black and perfectly match the special quality of cameos. Diamond accents or gemstones can help to create a luxury jewel

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.

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.

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.

How to Order

Explore my Portfolio

Browse my site to see my jewelry. Look at my gemstone page and other info guides to discover what is possible. My reviews page shows the impact of my custom jewelry

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 4 - 8 weeks.

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.

Discover the story behind this special commission on my Royal Cameo page.

Engagement, Wedding, Anniversary Gifts

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.

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.

Hand Carved 'in intaglio'

In gemstone or gold. Reversed for sealing or face up for reading. Duplicate an existing ring, replace a broken stone or make a new ring, cufflinks or pendants. Custom made by a European jeweler in the traditional style.

A Christmas gift from a husband to his wife to honor her mother.

Designed to 'share her story'. Made from 18kt Yellow and White Gold. Set with three violet-blue Tanzanites and a pink Pearl. The push button catch opens the lid to reveal a white - red cameo portrait of her mother with white Gold scroll detailing.

Gold Locket with a Secret Cameo

The front of the locket has a Catholic Style Cross to reflect her mother's faith. The side of the locket is engraved with an inscription in Vietnamese.

Hand Engraved with a Message

The engraving reads, For 'Thuy Dinh' (his wife) In memory of 'Cao Kin Mieng', (her mother) Forever Loved.

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.


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.

Buyers Guide to Cameos

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

Shell or Hardstone Cameos

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

Guide to Commesso Cameos

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

Antique Cameos at Auction

A selection of some of the finest Antique Cameos from history.

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