As with any small and delicate product please take extra care with your Gregory Pyra Piro one of a kind art jewellery. From time to time you may repolish the jewellery with a jewellery cloth. Do not wear the jewellery while bathing, showering, or swimming. Submerge in water only for the purpose of cleaning. You may keep your jewellery in a jewellery box or your jewellery etui if you have one. As Gregory Pyra Piro art jewellery may have precious gemstones be careful not to drop the jewellery or have it come in contact with anything that may loosen or damage the stones. As Gregory Pyra Piro art jewellery is not gold plated where the accents are actual solid gold it is 100% safe to have the jewellery repolished in case the jewellery needs to be cleaned.
original handmade in sterling silver with solid 14 karat gold, peridot, blue topaz, sea glass
original handmade in sterling silver with solid 14 karat gold, blue topaz, peridot, sea glass
original handmade in sterling silver with solid 14 karat gold, citrine, garnet, sea glass
original handmade in sterling silver with solid 14 karat gold, round pearls, citrine, garnet, glass
original handmade in sterling silver with solid 14 karat gold, blue topaz, amethyst, sea 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Originally made with handtools and soldering this jewellery is still made in the same way as it was.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.Click Here to Reset Page
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 returned to Poland. In the 1980's Gregory emigrated to the US. In the US Gregory continued to create jewelry throughout the 1980's, 1990's, and 2000's. While living and creating in the US Gregory's jewelry got some American influence. No more was the jewelry made only in silver with amber and some gemstones like in Sweden and Poland. Thanks to the new American influence now the jewelry was in sterling silver and solid 14 karat gold, and the gemstones now were facet cut. But the traditional European approach to handmade jewelry, working with the torch reticulated silver base was all kept. Never did Gregory switch over to use casting to make his jewelry. The result, silver and solid gold jewelry with facet cut gemstones with a combination of pearls, amber, seaglass, ammonites, and other materials all placed together in different variety of work, and every piece one of a kind. Even the solid gold part of the jewelry is reticulated and soldered with a torch. The jewelry is unlike any other jewelry in the world that anyone makes thanks to the intercontinental influences in different countries and different cultures. 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.
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.
The Piro art jewelry is made in sterling silver and 14 karat or 18 karat gold, and sometimes in all gold. The designs often have facet cut gemstones such as: amethyst, blue topaz, citrine, garnet, iolite, peridot, green tourmaline, pink tourmaline, or any other different colors of tourmaline. Other designs sometimes have cabochons such as moonstone and opals. Other materials and gemstones may also include: ammonite, Baltic amber, glass, sea glass, drusy, mother pearl, and ebony wood, which may go in silver and or gold in any combination. The gemstones in Piro work can double up as two amethyst stones or two blue topaz stones, for example, or a combination of amethyst and peridot, citrine and peridot, amethyst and blue topaz, or blue topaz and peridot. Piro art jewelry also includes combination pieces such as ring pendants, and some unique creative pieces such as the stack rings.
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Use an ultrasonic cleaner and a jewelry cleaning solution from a jewelry tool supplier which can be found and purchased online or use your own clean container to make a homemade jewelry cleaning solution out of dish washing liquid and ammonia. In the US and the UK and in some countries household ammonia can be purchased at almost any supermarket in the cleaning supplies section. Mix about one litre or one quart of lukewarm or warm water not too hot and not cold with three table spoons of dishwashing luquid and about three table spoons of ammonia. In another container for rinsing the jewelry pour about 1 litre or one quart of lukewarm distilled or drinking water at approximately the same temperature as the cleaning solution. Put your kitchen gloves on and soak and wash the jewelry one piece at a time with a soft brissle tooth brush for about one minute. After that rinse the jewelry in the second container. The solution and the distilled water in both containers should not vary too much in temperature to prevent damage to your jewelry. Make sure the cleaning solution and the rinsing water have a relatively similar temperature. If you have an ultrasonic cleaner from a jewelry tool supplier please follow the directions on how to use it. The procedure will be basically the same except that you will not need a brush if you have an ultrasonic cleaner where the jewelry will be cleaned by the vibration from the ultrasonic cleaner. You may use a jewelry cleaning solution purchased from a jewelry tool supplier or you may make your own homemade cleaning solution as described above to use in either your own container or an ultrasonic cleaner. To dry the jewelry use a paper towel and use a blow dryer set at medium. Shake the jewelry and redry for a two or three minutes.
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