Bespoke jewelry for Kelowna and the Okanagan
The highly personalized portrait cameos from Gareth, the best portrait cameo artist in North America, accurately and lovingly capture a moment in time of a beloved family member…Diana Jarrett, Author of ‘Cameos Old and New, 4th Edition.’
I am a European trained, award winning, gemstone carver, jewelry maker and designer with 30 years of experience of creating unique custom made jewelry where a carved gemstone is the hero. I often work with families to make a sympathy gift, with a portrait of their loved one, for a family that has experienced a loss. My custom cameo portraits also can celebrate family landmarks with a portrait carved from your photos.
I also hand carve family crests into Stone or Gold signet rings and I make unique bespoke jewelry designed to suit your style. I moved from the United Kingdom to Kelowna in the Okanagan valley 6 years ago. I serve customers around the world from my studio in Kelowna.
A beautiful ‘one of a kind’ gift, a custom gemstone portrait cameo to wear close to her heart.
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.
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 personal and unexpected. 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.
The most precious of all sympathy gifts- a cameo portrait of your loved one
Exclusive, beautiful and very rare. A ‘ one of a kind ‘ remembrance gift. 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
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.’
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.