One of the ring styles created by Gregory Pyra Piro in his jewelry are the C rings. The C rings have a C shape shank and have a more contemporary look. Although the C rings look uncomfortable, they are one of the most comfortable rings that you will ever try on. The inside of the ring shank is specially polished to give the rings a very smooth finish. Like other Gregory's rings, the C rings have a sterling silver ring shank base, which is entirely handmade. The handmade ring tops also entirely handmade have a 14 karat gold accents, which are solid gold and are not plated. One of the benefits of solid 14k gold accents is that if the rings need to be repolished or cleaned, the solid gold will not polish off like plated gold. Another benefit is that the rings have a unique concept that instead of them being all silver like most silver jewelry, they are both silver and gold. And when the sterling silver rings with solid 14 karat gold accents are worn over time the solid gold will not wear off like plated gold even if the ring is worn frequently. The C rings like other rings which Gregory creates have a variety of natural gemstones. The gemstones, first of all are all natural and Gregory does not set imitations of natural stones in his jewelry. So every ring that Gregory creates has natural gemstones. And not only that the stones are natural, but the setting that the stones go into are Gregory's special unique created settings, which are his own, settings found in Gregory's jewelry are not found in any other jewelry. These really are entirely handmade rings. The center stones in the rings are usually facet cut and may include: amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, garnet, peridot, and tourmaline. The center stones are the main stones in the rings and they can be accompanied by the melee or the smaller gemstones, which may be either precious or semi precious like the larger gemstones. The melee stones may include: diamonds, emeralds, white sapphires, blue sapphires, or rubies. Because Gregory's jewelry has a silver base the precious stones may be set in or around the solid 14 karat gold accents, but their size usually will not be more than 3mm. If a precious stone is any larger than that their price will exceed the cost of Gregory's rings and the sontes may not be a very good match for Gregory's rings. Though what is most unique in Gregory's C rings is not so much that they have natural gemstones, but rather how the gemstones are combined together with other items. In Gregory's rings the natural gemstones can be combined together with artisan jewelry style items like glass, sea glass (please look around our website). This kind of combination is what makes Gregory's jewelry distinct and unique. Neither will most artists use natural faceted gemstones in their jewelry, nor will fine jewelry offered in jewelry stores have glass, sea glass, amber, etc, together with the faceted gems. But yet this unique combination is found in Gregory's jewelry and this is one of the main reasons why it is so unique. Some pieces showing faceted gemstones and sea glass are found on our sea glass page, and some pieces that have the glass with the combination of faceted gems are found on our glass page. And another unique item is the amber, which is also placed together in combination with the faceted gemstones. Some pieces showing amber with a combination of faceted gems is shown on our amber page. For an artist's jewelry to be unique there has to be something different and unique about it. In Australia where the opal is mined lots of jewelry offered has the opal. The opal in Gregory's jewelry is also combined with other facet cut gemstones. Please see our opal page. A little more common, the pearls, in Gregory's rings are combined with the gemstones roughly about half the time.
One of the recent Gregory Pyra Piro jewelry design work is C ring #4950. The Piro ring is in sterling silver and 14 karat gold but with a very unique combination of not only silver and gold, but also ebony wood. The facet cut garnet, citrine, and small blue sapphire are placed above the ebony wood, which makes the design very unique.
Gregory Pyra, an international jewelry artist, has his work shown currently in museums such as the Malbork Castle Museum, in Malbork, and the Amber Museum in Gdansk in Poland. Pforzheim Jewellery Museum also had his jewelry artworks. In the past he has made pieces for the Royal family in Sweden, for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in 1976 after his work was shown in Tidö Slott, in Tidö-Lindö, Sweden. Gregory had shows since the 1970's until the present in Europe, USA, Australia. His jewelry works were published in books, which were printed in Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, France, etc. Some of his recent made work currently is found in galleries in the United States and Europe. His art jewelry is something that is entirely artist created and not influenced by the market. Gregory Pyra art jewelry, unique in a class by itself, is different than anything in the craft movement in the UK, USA, and Australia, and different than any mass produced jewelry. It is something that artist creates completely on his own, and at the same time has superb quality. Today Gregory Pyra, Gabriel Pyra, and Piro Group continue creating superb art jewelry design pieces and also unique sculpture. There are many designs available. Persons interested in Gregory's recent made original works can contact the artist.