Store: Family Crest Rings, Custom Cameo Portrait Jewelry
Portrait Cameo Necklace in Platinum & Gold
This was one of my favorite design projects. My customer, the mother, wanted an elegant and very classy piece. Her cameo was to be set in platinum. To create a story of her daughter I wanted to have three elements. The most important is the gemstone portrait carved directly from her photograph. We selected a white on blue layered agate for this. I added a gold butterfly on the back of the setting to show her love of insects. Then a hand engraved personal message from the mother to her daughter on the side of the setting. I did make two wriggly worms out of yellow gold as well. They were to go on the bottom of the back as if they were in the grass below the butterfly. We decided not to use them to make a simpler, cleaner design.