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Recent Customer Reviews

"..you are the greatest!! My mother LOVES your cameo!!! She loves the design and size and just could not say enough high praise for your work...

My mother is a discerning collector of fine jewelry, so for her to give you this high praise..it is well earned. Thanks for helping me make it a special birthday for her. “ Julee F. 6/7/2020


“What a pleasure it is to wear the beautiful pendants created by Rainforest Design. They really dress up a black sweater and make a statement of respect for exquisite design and for helping native tribes move forward using their artistic vision and creating something sophisticated and wearable for any occasion.” Anita H. 5/27/2020


Coming Events

EXPO2020 DUBAI. October 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022. Visit the Panama Pavillion to see our cameos and silver collection on display and sale.

PACIFIC TRADE eCONFERENCE + EXPO, September 2-3, 2020, Toronto, Canada.

PROPANAMA - Féria Virtual 6 - 10 julio de 2020. PANAMA, Industrias Creativas   

RAINFOREST DESIGN® is proud to introduce our new SILVER COLLECTION, authorized reproductions of our handcrafted shell cameos.
Now on sale at:

THE PANAMA STORE  in the duty free area, Terminal 1, Tocumen Airport, Panama, Republic of Panama.

MAR JOYERIA, Calle 69 este, EL GLAM ROOM, Panama, Republic of Panama

GRAN MORRISON, Via España, Panama, Republic of Panama

SPERTNER JEWELERS,  1414 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 

Cameos in the News

Please take the time to read the latest article written by Diana Jarrett for Southern Jewelry News: "The Story Behind the Stone" highlighting our handcrafted shells cameos inspired by the PreColumbian cultures of ancient Panama.


As seen in the June 2018  issue of World of Interios UK magazine:


As seen in the May 2018  issue of World of Interios UK magazine:


As seen in the April 2018  issue of World of Interios UK magazine:


Thank you , FARLANG, for honoring us by selecting our cameo Starfish as your Editor's Choice - Summer 2017  



See it at farlang.com


As seen in the July 2017 issue of Brides Magazine UK:


As seen in the January 2017 issue of Tatler Magazine UK:


 As seen in the December 2016 edition of Glamour Magazine UK:


 As seen in the November 2016 issue of Harpers Bazaar UK:


As seen in the November/December 2016 issue of  Brides UK Magazine, page 273:


As seen in the October 2016 issue of Glamour UK Magazine, page 268 , and November 2016, page 257:


As seen in the August 2016 issue of Glamour UK Magazine, page 198, and September 2016, page 224:


As seen in the July 2016 issue of Tatler Magazine UK, page 130: 


And you can also  find us in the July 2016 edition of Glamour UK magazine, which comes in four varieties in honor of the Women of the Year. Look for "Glitterati" on page 219.




The media continues to discover us! This time it is Condé Nast Traveller UK in their June 2016 issue, appropriately called TREASURE ISLAND.



Find our beautiful Rainforest Design® cameo necklace in the March 2016 edition of TATLER Magazine in London.  BE DAZZLED!!



Very excited to announce the publication in Gems & Jewellery Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015 issue, the article entitled "Cameos of the Rainforest" by Helen Serras-Herman.  A GemA publication, London, England. Probably the best article telling the story of how this wonderful project got started.  Thank you, Helen Serras-Herman, you have supported us from the start


Here is what Farlang's Lux Report had to say about us:  farlang.com/cameo-masterpieces-from-the-panama-rainforest  Thanks, for the nice words!


Rock & Gem Magazine, August 2014 edition is out!  See the article "The Art of Cameos" by Helen Serras-Herman that features Rainforest Design® handcrafted cameos.  We are humbled and honored by the write-up we have been given by this wonderful master carver.  www.rockngem.com/ftp/R&G_Aug14/#44

Do you remember the photos of the wedding of Princess Victoria of Sweden with Daniel Westling that came out in Hola magazine in July 2010?  She wore the famous cameo crown that belonged to Josephine Bonaparte, wife of Napoleon.  That crown was the inspiration for our Rainforest Design® cameo tiara.  

Princess Victoria of SwedenObserve our "Hibiscus" cameo tiara, 100% handmade in Panama, set in 18kt white gold w/Akoya pearls.  For a closer look, check out our Bridal Jewelry section, where you can use our magnifying feature to see all the details of this spectacular tiara close up.

Our Tiara

We have cameo suites carved especially for tiaras and hair pieces for brides...Now you can feel like a true princess on your wedding day with your own one-of-a-kind cameo tiara.


Past Events



  • Topaz Gallery, 3145 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 177 (Buckhead), Atlanta, Georgia, Rainforest Design® cameo jewelry, on exhibit from February 2017-March 2018.                                                                    

  • T Lee Custom Designer Jewelry509 1/2 First Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 was the scene for our Gemstone Roundtable hosted by FARLANG held on October 13-14, 2016.
  • January 29-February 8th, 2016, Arizona Gem & Mineral Show, Tucson, AZ. Join Elaine Rohrbach at the Tucson City Center Hotel (former Inn Suites), Room 153, with a wide assortment of Rainforest Design® handcrafted cameos.

  • November 24th, 2015, Make-a-Wish Foundation Charity Bazaar, Panama, Panama, at the Megapolis Convention Center, next to the Hard Rock Hotel. 
  • November 5th, 6th, 2015,  Gemstone roundtable organized by FARLANG, at the Jewelers Workshop, 301 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI. 

  • August 31st, 2015,  Wizo Charity Bazaar, Centro Cultural Hebreo, Panama, Panama.
  • May 14, 15, and 16th, 2015,  T LEE Fine Designer Jewelry, 508 1/2 First Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413  hosted a FARLANG gemstone roundtable that included unset cameos from Rainforest Design®. We were very excited to be able to show off and sell our extraordinary handcrafted cameos to jewelry lovers in Minneapolis.
  • January 31th- February 14th, 2015: Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Tucson City Center Hotel, Tucson, Arizona, with GEM-FARE.
  • November 25th, 2014:   MAKE-A-WISH Bazaar, Megapolis Convention Center, Panama City, by the Make-A-Wish  Foundation, Panama branch.  A total success!!
  • November 24th, 2014:  US Embassy Panama Artisan Fair, US Embassy, Clayton, Panama.
  • November, 6th & 7th, 2014,  Gemstone roundtable organized by FARLANG, at the Jewelers Workshop, Madison, WI.
  • October 18th & 19th, 2014, Philadelphia Shell Show, at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Parkway & 19th St.  Philadelphia, PA 19103.  
  • August  9-14th, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia.  Visiting private clients and the Atlanta Jewelry Show.
  • March 18-19, 2014, Panama Gem & Jewelry Center, Latin American Diamond & Jewelry Summit,  Megapolis Convention Center, Panama. Discussion highlighted the inauguration of the new Panama Diamond Exchange that will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2014 in an interim facility while the planned 50 story building is under construction.
  • February 1-15th 2014, Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show, Tucson City Center Hotel (former Inn Suites), Tucson, AZ, with Gem-Fare, Room 153.  
  • December 21, 2013 Special Event, Open House, Farlang Designers Trunk Show at David Nygaard Fine Jewelry, 754 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. https://www.davidnygaard.com 
  • December 14, 2013 Special Event, Farlang Designers Trunk Show.  By invitation only, at David Nygaard Fine Jewelry, 754 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  https://www.davidnygaard.com
  • November 14th, 2013  An evening with Jane Goodall and Junglewood,   Biomuseum,  Amador Causeway, Panama  An amazing evening of music and entertainment, by invitation only, enjoying the company of Dr. Jane Goodall, who was presented with a special gift, a Rainforest Design® cameo pendant of two monkeys, to remind her always of her two chimpanzees, while she spends 300 days a year traveling on behalf of the Jane Goodall Foundation andthe  Roots & Shoots organization and cannot be with them in Africa.   



  • Life in Naples Magazine, June/July 2020 issue, Life in the Facet Lane, by Diana Jarrett.
  • Southern Jewelry News, January 2, 2020 issue, The Story Behind the Stone: Carving out history, by Diana Jarrett. 
  • Life in Naples Magazine, May/June/July 2019 issue, Ah Spring! life in the Facet Lane gives us something to think about, by Diana Jarrett.
  • Gems & Jewellery Magazine, Nov/Dec 2015 issue, Cameos of the Rainforest by Helen Serras-Herman, pages 28-30.
  • Rock & Gem Magazine, August 2014 Edition, The Art of Cameos, by Helen Serras-Herman, pages 44-47  www.rockngem.com/ftp/R&G_Aug14/#44 
  • Rare Gemstones, How to Evaluate and Care for Unusual Gems, by Renée Newman, 2012, International Jewelry Publications, pages 25,26
  • Warman's Jewelry Field Guide, 2nd Edition, by Kathy Flood, April 2011, page 423
  • La Prensa, ELLAS, Panamá, 8/27/2010, Lo Mas Buscado "Camafeos Panameños".
  • Southern Jewelry News, 5/9/2010, Rainforest Design® was featured as Case Study in an article by Ann Glynn on "Tips and Tricks to find and keep Followers on Twitter"
  • Pearl Buying Guide, How to Identify and Evaulate Pearls & Pearl Jewelry, 5th edition, by Renée Newman, 2010, illustration page 28.
  • Warman's Jewelry, Fine & Costume Jewelry 4th Edition, by Kathy Flood, July 2010, pages 13, 77
  • Jewelry Artist Magazine, February 2009, Cameos from Panama, A New World approach to an Old World classic, by Derek Levin, pages 61-63.
  • Cameos Old and New 4th EditionCameos Old and New, 4th Edition, 2008, by Anna Miller, GG, RMV and Diana Jarrett, GG, RMV,Gemstone Press, "Keeping the Art Alive in Panama" pages 294-297, color plates C25, C40.

  • Latinoamerica-online.info "I cammei di Panama",by Mariella Moresco, 12/12/2007, Milano, Italy
  • DIA a DIA, Panamá, Etcetera, Camafeos Panameños, por Evidelia Velásquez, 6/17/2007
  • La Prensa, Panamá, Martes Financiero, "Timidos Avances en Exportacion, Negocio Incipiente", by Tamara Del Moral, 7/25/2006.
  • La Prensa, Panamá, Accesorios, Moda "Camafeos fuera de lo común" by Flor Mizrachi, 9/25/2005.



Recognition and Achievements

  • Ministerio de Comercio e Industria de Panamá, November 2007, premio RECONOCIMIENTO A VALORES QUE ELEVAN LA COMPETITIVIDAD: " EXCELENCIA ARTESANAL"
  • Ministerio de Comercio e Industria de Panamá, November 2007, premio MENCION A LA COOPERATION EXPORTADORA : PAGINA WEB MAS DESTACADA"


Gallery Exhibits


  • Topaz Gallery, 3145 Peachtree Rd NE, Ste 177 (Buckhead), Atlanta, Georgia,  September 2016 - August 2017
  • For The Love Of Art, Hobe Sound, Florida, March 2007.
  • Jilma Prada Gallery, 1030 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC, May 2006.
  • Galeria Mery Palma, Hotel Caesar Park, Panama, Rep. of Panama, March 6-31, 2006.
  • Museo del Canal Interceanico de Panamá, Casco Viejo, Panamá. November 6-7,2005. Special exhibit in honor of the visit of US President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
  • Galeria Habitante, Via Uruguay, Panama, Rep. of Panama, March 1 - October 31, 2005 


Rainforest Design® Photo Gallery