Yes it is very unusual, and who would place facet cut natural gemstones together with glass? But when we want to make something different it has to be unusual and not what everyone else makes. So this is why we do it and here it is. But can glass with gemstones look good? Click the "close button" below and scroll this page down to see some work with facet cut gemstones with glass.
original handmade in sterling silver with soldered solid gold accents (safe to repolish), blue topaz, blue glass
original handmade in sterling silver with soldered solid gold accents (safe to repolish), iolite, rhodolite garnet, cut glass
original handmade in sterling silver with soldered solid gold accents (safe to repolish), garnet, citrine, glass, pearl
original handmade in sterling silver with soldered solid gold accents (safe to repolish), glass, blue topaz, opal
original handmade in sterling silver with soldered solid gold accents (safe to repolish), blue topaz, peridot, cut glass
original handmade in sterling silver with soldered solid gold accents (safe to repolish), green tourmaline, peridot, pearls, and cut glass
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An amazing scultpre where there are sculptures within themselves. Work with incredible detail an orginal by artist Gregory Pyra Piro made in the 2010's.
The base of the sculpture is made from oakwood. The base metal is in sterling silver which has solid 14 karat gold accents. The clock has an enamel coating. The glasses with the clock sit on a nautilus shell. The sculpture has a combination of amber with drusy, pearls, and natural faceted gemstones. The gemstones include peridot and garnet.
The amber is lit up with LED lights to give the clock a special effect.
Each part of the sculpture is intricate in detail and is a sculpture within itself.
Originally made with handtools and soldering this jewellery is still made in the same way as it was. The base part of each piece is made from sterling silver, which is bent, shaped, hammered, and cut with handtools. The base has some additional torch work to give it a unique shape and design. Each of the bezels for the stones is custom made from scratch for each gemstone. The base, bezels, and other components are soldered together by torch. Nothing is cast. Torch work which melts the metal creates unique patterns which never repeat in the same way twice. The addition of 14 karat gold work is added by soldering 14 karat or 18 karat gold wire over the sterling silver base. The solid gold wire melts forming unique patterns at the same time as it is soldered. The torch here works exactly like a paint brush and the wire works like oil paint on canvas. This jewellery is very different because it is made in a very different way. If you like any of the pieces visit our home page to see the new ones.
Over the course of Gregory's long time in the US, Gregory's jewellery has gone a different direction and has gained a different form. In the states Gregory's jewellery got some changes, the addition of faceted gemstones with pearls, or for some pieces the addition of seaglass or beach glass. To have semi precious gemstones and seaglass in handmade jewellery is similar to some of British artist handcrafted jewellery in the British craft movement in Britian. Despite of where Gregory's jewellery was made, whether it was in Europe or in the states, and whatever the jewellery had the intricate detail and sophisticated design has always remained.
Gregory Pyra Piro, an international jewelry artist, has been creating his work in different countries, some of which include: Poland, Germany, Sweden, and the United States. Born in Poland in the 1950's, Gregory began creating art jewellery from a very young age in Poland. He was one of the pioneers in the jewellery sucession movement in Poland, which included goldsmith and silversmith artists who worked with torch soldering techniques, working in free form and with wire melting techniques. One of the particular and different early characteristics in Gregory's work was placing gemstones with amber. While this website shows mostly Gregory's late designs, some of his early design pieces are also shown here on this website. These early pieces were published in books, and some of these pieces were shown in museums in Europe. Some of Gregory's work may be on display in the Malbork Castle Museum, in Malbork, and the Amber Museum in Gdansk in Poland, and the Pforzheim Jewellery Museum may have Gregory's work in their archives. Because right now this was years ago, some of the museums may have Gregory's work in their archives. In the 1970's Gregory emigrated to Sweden where he made pieces which were purchased for the Royal family, for King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in 1976 after his work was shown in Tidö Slott, in Tidö-Lindö, Sweden. In the late 1970's Gregory left Sweden and returned to Poland. In 1981 just before Poland went into the martial law, Gregory emigrated to the United States. In the US Gregory continued to create jewelry throughout the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's. In the 1990's Gregory's jewelry got a new touch, the addition of solid gold on sterling silver. Since the mid 1990's Gregory's jewelry also changed to include facet cut gemstones, which gave the jewelry a more similar look to what it looks like today. Throughout the 1990's and 2000's Gregory's creations were offerred in many art and craft galleries around the US where hundreds of people today may own his jewellery pieces. In the 2010's a few stores in Europe also had his work. Today the work made by Gregory is still one of a kind and it is handmade original by the artist just like it used to be. Just recently right now in the mid 2010's the work got a still a more contemporary look. See this new work on the link below. The work you will see below is now made by an artist who now clocks 50 years of jewellery making and jewellery soldering experience and has behind him thousands of one of a kind jewellery pieces.
1. The artist who makes the jewellery clocks a whopping of fifty years of handson jewellery making experience.
2. The the artist has international experience in creating, making, and selling one of a kind jewellery internationally both in Europe and the US.
3. Gregory Pyra Piro jewellery has been offerred by many craft galleries in the US for over 20 years.
4. Gregory Pyra Piro's work has been published in books and magazines and the work was or may still be on display in National Museums in Europe
5. Gregory Pyra Piro's work has been written about by some of the most professional people in the industry.
6. Gregory's work was purchased for the Royal Family in Sweden in 1976.
1. The jewellery is not just from sterling silver, but it is from both sterling silver and solid 14 karat gold.
2. Sterling silver and solid 14 karat gold handmade jewellery is a very rare item that only a very few artists make.
3. Sterling silver and solid gold accent jewellery is not to be confused with cheaper production sterling silver jewellery with gold plated accents.
5. Solid 14 karat gold accents will not wear off like gold plated accents on cheaper produciton jewellery because the gold is solid gold.
6. It is safe to repolish sterling silver jewellery that has solid gold accents because the accents will not polish off.
7. The solid gold 14 karat gold accents can amount to double the value of the sterling silver in each piece despite of its much lesser quantity.
Unique from sterling silver and solid gold with unusual combinations of faceted gemstones with seaglass, faceted gemstones with amber, or gemstones with pearls, this jewellery is a very unique composition. Originally made by hand tools and soldering it is still made the same way, made from sterling silver sheet metal and silver wire which is cut, hammered, polished and shaped. Each of the bezels are custom made for each of the gemstones. Nothing is cast. The sterling silver base metal and other components are assembled together by soldering, and the addition of the solid 14 karat gold over the sterling silver base is soldered onto the sterling silver base with a torch, which melts in unique intricate forms and patterns.