The cameo arrived today. My wife was overjoyed. Thank you for creating the best gift that she could ever imagine…J.S, Chicago
Cameo Necklace & Brooch Pin with Portrait of a Child
With this cameo I was able to really create a very special family heirloom. I was asked to create a Portrait Cameo jewel as an Anniversary gift. The client wanted to be very involved with the project. The result was one of my most favorite cameos. The portrait was carved into a white on blue layered agate. We set the cameo inside a dual purpose pendant & Brooch frame made of 18kt White Gold.
Reaction to the Cameo Gift
The cameo arrived today. My wife was overjoyed. Thank you for creating the best gift that she could ever imagine. I had involved my 3-year-old daughter in the process along the way: showing her your website, proposal, and stream of e-mailed photographs. My daughter was excited to see the finished piece but managed to keep the surprise. Even better, she was delighted to see her mothers response when she opened the gift. Thanks again for creating such a lovely work of art. – by J. S. Chicago
The Process of Creating this Special Gift
The side of the frame was hand engraved with a personal message from the daughter to her mother. This read “You are in my heart and I am in your heart too. I love you mother.” The father sent me 10 photos of his daughter. The portrait photo we selected as has a relaxed smile, her eyes are looking up which gives a positive feel and there is a great balance between the hair, face, and clothing. The three-quarter view works very well in an oval-shaped cameo carving. I love to add a surprise to my Jewelry to make the gift extra special. With this cameo, I suggested engraving an image on the back of the setting. The father asked his daughter to draw a picture. I hand engraved her drawing onto the white gold cameo back.
The Story of this Cameo is in the Book Cameos Old and New
One of the cameos that carver Gareth David Eckley is most proud of is the result of a commission he received from a Chicago couple. Using a photograph as a guide, he hand-carved a likeness in blue agate gemstone of their young daughter. Highly personalized cameos like this one accurately and lovingly, capture a moment in time of a beloved family member… Diana Jarrett, Author of ‘ Cameos Old and New – 4th Edition,’ 2008. Pages: 353