Gemstone Cameo of a beloved pet dog set in White Gold

Thank you for the compliments about Echo.  She was the life of the house.  Both sides of the cameo are just beautiful, the engraving is amazing…C.H.


Pet Portrait of a beloved ‘Sheltie’. My customer wanted me to make a cameo that showed the coloring of the dog. To do this I had to create a complex inlay. I actually carved a cameo in the brown. I then cut away the central area to inlay the white onyx.

A blue background was desired. The only way to do this was to grind away the natural white layer. I was then left with a 2mm thin cameo. I bonded this onto a blue gemstone. The last detail was to inlay black agate eyes and nose.

This project took twice the time of a regular cameo carving and was a great success.

Two sided Portrait Jewel of a Daughter and her Pet Dog
cameo portrait of pet dog

A very special two sided cameo necklace in 18kt yellow gold set with a Diamond. The front has a cameo portrait of the daughter.  This is carved in a white on black layered agate gemstone. The back of the cameo has a gemstone cameo in a brown on white gemstone of her much loved pet dog – Sheba.