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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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_placement=”top” min_height=”400″][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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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.

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” typography_style=”white” column_spacing=”0px” min_height=”400″][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1486138321398{border-right-width: 20px !important;padding-right: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”A portrait jewel of their daughter for Christmas” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6346″ img_size=”640×400″ onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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.

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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.’

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-gifted-pocahontas-cameo[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”How to order your personal portrait cameo” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6707″ img_size=”500×462″ onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” spacing=”1″ gap=”15″ active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-upload” add_icon=”true” title=”Upload your photos and share your story” tab_id=”1490225201035-aa45f6ec-8620″][vc_btn title=”Send Your Enquiry” color=”peacoc” size=”lg” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-upload” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fform.jotform.me%2Fgeckley%2FQuote-Request|title:secure%20enquiry%20form%20and%20photo%20upload||”][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-comment” add_icon=”true” title=”Schedule a design chat” tab_id=”1490225201086-ba8929f0-6a1c”][vc_column_text]I use my skills as an award winning Jewelry designer to create the very best design for you. Your portrait photos inspire my creativity. I look for your feedback and together we will design the perfect gift.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-pencil” add_icon=”true” title=”Review your design and select the gemstone” tab_id=”1490225398069-d310d021-27d7″][vc_column_text]I will suggest the best color choices and gemstone options from your photos and from learning the style and personality of the wearer. Engraved drawings, messages and other personal touches make your jewel even more special and unique.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-usd” add_icon=”true” title=”Place your order deposit” tab_id=”1490227838672-9ae42ac1-12f8″][vc_column_text]My typical price range is from $1500 – $7000. Settings of Gold are priced higher than Silver and larger cameo stones take more time to carve than smaller sizes. Custom pieces with larger Diamonds, Pearls and Gems can be higher. Payment is usually deposit with order, balance on completion. A layaway plan is available on request. Delivery is typically within 6–8 weeks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-magic” add_icon=”true” title=”Your jewel is hand crafted by Gareth” tab_id=”1490225460645-8fca9240-4bb3″][vc_column_text]Your portrait is hand carved with Diamond carving tools by Gareth. This process can take 5-10 days. The settings are also crafted by hand with an exquisite eye to detail.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-gift” add_icon=”true” title=”Present your beautiful gift” tab_id=”1490225626618-3b8d0ac1-e924″][vc_column_text]Your finished jewel is beautifully presented in a satin pouch within a luxury wooden box. This is wrapped with satin ribbon with a sealing wax stamp for an extra touch of luxury.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Family Crest Rings, Cufflinks and Necklaces” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row visibility=”hidden-phone”][vc_column visibility=”hidden-phone”][vc_column_text]

The quality of engraving of my family crest far exceeds the details of my original ring that was carved in the 1950’s. Thank you !…Brian Shuckburgh, Hawaii

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Family Crests carved onto Gemstone or Gold” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The most popular gemstone choices for family crest signet rings are blue-black or white-red layered Agate, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli and Black Onyx.

Your signet ring can be cast in 14kt or 18kt Yellow, Rose or White Gold. Platinum is a luxury option. Silver rings are also available. My rings use more gold than most retail signet rings as I do not make lightweight, flimsy jewelry.

Prices range from $1500 – $3000, most men’s signet rings fall between $2000 – $2500. Ladies size signet rings are less. Larger finger sizes need more gold as do designs with a larger stone size or a faceted gemstone. I will provide a free estimate.

Family crest jewelry for men or women can add faceted gemstones such as Aquamarine, Amethyst and others.

Your family crest, coat of arms or Scottish clan badge can be researched for you. For this I need the surname, town or area the family was from and the country. Some family names have only one crest and others have multiple options. I principally use Fairburns Crests of the Families of Britain and Ireland and the Scottish Clan and family encyclopedia for research.

If you have an existing family crest or coat of arms, you can take a photo of the stone, ring or artwork and upload it with my send enquiry button.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_hidden-md vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs”][vc_cta h2=”” shape=”square” add_button=”right” btn_title=”Send Enquiry” btn_style=”classic” btn_color=”peacoc” btn_size=”lg” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-upload” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fform.myjotform.com%2Fgeckley%2Ffamily-crest-enquiry-form|||”]Ready to order ? Upload your Family Crest design. You can also take a photo of an existing ring or sealing wax impression.[/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column offset=”vc_hidden-lg”][vc_cta h2=”” add_button=”top” btn_title=”Send Enquiry” btn_color=”peacoc” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-upload” btn_button_block=”true” btn_add_icon=”true” btn_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fform.myjotform.com%2Fgeckley%2Ffamily-crest-enquiry-form%20|||”][/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Bespoke fine Jewelry designed for you.” use_theme_fonts=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Working with you has been a pleasure. Your beautiful work and careful attention to detail is exceptional. We will be honoured to present your creations to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. Thank you for your hard work and artistry…Bozena


[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row center_row=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]A selection of my custom jewelry from my 30 years as a jewelry designer and goldsmith. I have always designed and made bespoke jewelry for individuals. I prefer to work in 18Kt Gold or Platinum, with Diamonds and Gemstones.

I like to visit customers in their homes. I will sketch design ideas in front of the customer as I talk to them about their wishes. I love to design jewelry for people where a carved gemstone is the hero of the jewel.

I have often made a special jewel using the customers own stones. Diamonds and gems from existing jewelry can be re-imagined into new jewelry designs. My skills as a goldsmith, carver and engraver can create very striking one of a kind’ jewelry.