A lovely sardonyx cameo portrait of a beloved grandmother. This was ordered by her son who presented the Cameo Jewel to her as a present.
The portrait is based on wonderful photograph of the grandmother, Ramona when she was 16, and her sister Agnus. The photo dates from 1946. We chose to use white on red agate for the cameo carving as this was her favorite color for cameos.
Here is the original photograph that was sent to myself for consideration. I edited this photo to focus on Ramona, who was the grandmother who was to be the subject of this cameo portrait. Next to this is the design for the oval cameo carving.
The reverse of the cameo jewel shows the hand engraved inscription, which reads: “Some hearts live forever” and Ramonas’ name and date of birth in 1930.