Photogems From Customer's Photo
Choose your favorite photo, as this soldier in his barracks, World War II. Fr. 36 will remove any unnecessary background.
A stone is chosen by Frame 36 to best "fit" the photo with the color, shape, and design of the stone.
The final Photogem is double matted and framed in a black shadowbox, ready to hang.
e-mail your favorite photo to
Frame 36 Photography at for a free evaluation
Note: The color of the stone "bleeds" through the photo where there is any white or light gray, as the skin tone in the soldier and the bride and groom, as well as the wedding dress.
If this is a problem, Frame 36 can use white marble, but the marble doesn't have any inherent design within it which can add dimension to the Photogem. An example of the Marble is the 8x8 Penguin Friends in my "shop".
For the photo of the horse & rider, the customer wanted only the horse in the Photogem.
Note that the photo was reversed so the horse better "fit" the gemstone.
This pinkish gemstone was selected as the color is similar to skin tone.
As shown in these samples, both black-and-white and color photos work well as Photogems.
Abstracts of a photo can add a bit of mystery.
The stone in the Photogem of this young woman is actually a tile made to look like heavily grained marble.
The cat's white legs were tinted dark gray in the photo used for this Photogem so the color and design of the stone would not bleed through, thus allowing the effect of the cat lying in a hammock.
This sonogram photo had to be reversed so that the baby showed up as black, as white would not show up on this green jade gemstone.
Pricing for a custom Photogem using a Customer's Photo: 8x8 and 8x10, $100 10x10, $125 Plus shipping.
Size of Photogem is determined by size of stone and thus size of frame; all will be discussed by e-mail or phone with Frame 36 Photography and the customer during the process.
Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for Custom Photogem