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Portrait Photo Guide

Does Your Portrait Photo Tell a Story? If you were asked to show a friend just two or three photos that capture the “essence” of your loved one which would you choose? These are the images that I need for your cameo jewel. My goal is to have the portrait photo that best shows the …

How I Make Your Portrait ‘True to Life’

How I capture the ‘spirit’ in each Portrait My most important aim is to achieve a great likeness. The cameo has to match the portrait photo. However, I actually work on a deeper more advanced level to make a cameo that the recipient will fall in love with. My goal is to have the mother …

Gemstone Options

Cameo portraits can be carved onto a wide variety of Gemstones The choice of gemstone for your portrait cameo has a big influence on how your finished portrait jewel will look.  There are some good examples here. Some gemstones give a soft, ethereal look to a portrait, other colors give strong and bold options. I …

Personalize Your Cameo

Add Personal Touches to delight your family I love to add a surprise on the cameo setting to delight the recipient. Is there is an important passion, hobby, a significant event in the life of the ‘loved-one’ or family that can be added to the Jewel. Gold Accents Sure to Delight Consider an accent from Gold. …

Order Guide

How to Order Your Personal Cameo Portrait Jewel I custom design my Portrait Jewels for every customer. I find that the portrait photos inspire the design and choice of gemstone. When I talk with the customer I will often discover ways to add a personal accent or detail that will delight the recipient. View examples …

Gareth David Eckley

I love the moment when the portrait comes to life before my eyes. I find it exciting to see the personality of the subject captured in the gemstone. I feel that I invest a part of myself in every portrait that I create…I really enjoy the collaborative process involved in portraiture. I work closely with …

V.I.P Service

A Special Service for Those Who Need It When I worked with my American benefactor on the secret project in 2007 to create the Pocahontas Cameo for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. I realised that these orders have special requirements. With that order I signed an NDA before details of the project were revealed. I …

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