My purpose is to create beautiful jewels that matter for people who care. My most important work is for people who have lost a loved one. I do everything that I can to make a portrait that the mother will fall in love with.
I feel that I channel the spirit of the subject into the stone. The moment when the portrait comes to life is magical and often very moving.
My customers have a love and generosity that guides them to trust me to make this special gift. I feel so honored when I am asked to help. This is my way to make a positive change in the world.
Gareth has been carving cameos with such precision and grace that they have attracted the attention of several discerning collectors..Diana Jarrett, page 267, Cameos Old and New.
Regarded as the finest portrait cameo artist in North America. Gareth is an award-winning jewelry designer, gemstone carver, family crest carver, and hand engraver.
Gareth trained in the United Kingdom with the finest old school jewelers. He is a master of traditional craft skills and techniques, that can only be learned in Europe. Gareth has 30 years of experience working at the highest level of skill and technique.
I work as a design detective. I investigate the story behind the person. Detailed design renderings are shared with the client. Feedback is welcomed and together we decide on the best solution.
Deep work using care, precision and infinite patience. With the single aim to create an exceptional work of art. Skilled gemstone carving and goldsmithing techniques create beauty.
My art often provokes a strong reaction. Especially with sympathy cameos. Many customers wear their portrait jewel every day and consider it their most prized possession. Visit my customer reviews pages for more.
My mother was floored! She cried in a way that I have only seen her about jewelry since my father gave her gifts when he was alive. She was so touched and I heard that she has worn it every day since we gave it to her. She apparently is just taking walks so that she can show it off.
She said it is her most valuable piece and she's a huge jewelry collector since she began working in her 20s. She has wanted this piece since my girls were born and she told me that she was even investigating who could do a cameo for her, but she said nothing she saw was even remotely close to this.
It was everything we hoped for and more. Thank you for letting us have this moment with her! Thank you again for everything and wishing you the best! We appreciate your artistic gift and are thrilled to have this amazing piece in our life...Lisa - New York