Gareth David Eckley

An Award Winning Jewelry Designer and Gemstone Carver with an International Reputation for Excellence

Each portrait is hand carved from your photos by Gareth Eckley. Widely regarded as the finest portrait cameo artist in North America. Gareth has won many accolades for his custom Jewelry design and gemstone carving. These include major national awards from prestigious national organizations.

I am so moved when a parent asks me to make a cameo with a portrait of their child, lost due to a tragic event. This is such an honor. I feel that my work, to create beauty and a healing gift for the mother, is so important. This is my way to make a positive impact in the world...Gareth

A Bespoke Service - Tailored to Create an Exceptional Jewel


My premium service. I research your needs and design an elegant solution that will ensure an emotional attachment to the jewel.


Gareth has 30 years of expertise in all facets of designing and making high jewelry. One of his jewels is valued at $300000.


A selection of the most popular designs. Semi-custom and available at lower price points. Personalized details.


Bespoke - Confidential - Private. A personal visit can be arranged. Non Disclosure Agreements when desired.


Insightful Design Process

A design detective. I investiagte the story behind the person. Detailed design renderings are shared with the client. Feedback is welcomed and together we decide on the best solution.


Expertly Hand Made

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.


Emotional Impact

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 review page 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

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