I have made custom Cameos for men to wear. These include Western-style Bolo Ties, Cameo Rings, Cameo Cufflinks and Desktop Cameos. When designing for a man I have found that strong colors work very well. I would suggest white on wedgewood – blue, white on brown and white on black.
A non traditional shape like a rectangular panel, a rectangle with rounded corners or a trapezoid can look very good on a man.
For an organic look the cameo pendant can be worn with a single brown or black leather cord, a braided leather cord, black or brown rubber.
An exciting modern option is to select a chain made from Titanium, stainless steel or Black Tungsten. Or more traditionally Silver, white or yellow Gold or Platinum.
Custom Cameo for a Man with a Portrait of his Wife
The cameo arrived this morning. Oh My God….it is absolutely incredible!!!! You captured her image in such detail. I cannot thank enough for this unbelievable piece of art. This means the world to me. Again that you for all your hard work and incredible talent. Gratefully…Marq W. USA.[arve url=”https://youtu.be/Qa0rI9V__JA&rel=0″ /]
This is one of my favourite stories. Designing cameo jewelry for men to wear is a rare and interesting challenge.
I was contacted by Marq to make a cameo with the image of his wife. His wife had sadly passed a few years ago. He wore a necklace that contained a compartment filled with some of his wife’s ashes. He loved wearing this every day.
Marq needed a cameo necklace that was strong enough to wear every day. They had two Harley Davidson motorbikes and rode them on month-long tours of the United States. The necklace had to be strong enough top stay on in all conditions.
I researched the design and realized that the Bolo tie was designed for cowboys to wear all day long in the saddle. I made a sliding mechanism that was pinned to the back of the cameo pendant. The necklace cord was solid leather with the ends capped by Bolo tips.
Marq’s wife loved dragonflies. I engraved an inscription ( kept secret by request ), accented by engraved dragonflies. This was such a success and I smile whenever I remember this project.
Your portrait cameos is set inside a frame. This can be displayed on a desktop, in a showcase or shown as a picture on a wall.