Garnet = January’s birthstone of the month. John’s one-off sculptural Man stand with garnet earrings.

John's man stand sculpture with garnet earrings.
John’s man stand sculpture with garnet earrings.

This wonderful sculptural piece of work by John came about when he discovered the saw marks left in a wooden off cut when it was pushed too hard through the bandsaw.  He decided it looked vaguely like a body, so cast it in silver using the delft clay method of casting. He did the same for the arms and head. Next came the earrings, made from 18ct gold, garnets and cocobolo wood. John wanted the earrings to be long ones, firstly to show off the wood and his carving skills and also so that it balanced the look of the scultpture nicely. He thought that the concentrated, richly coloured garnets worked well with the gold. Finally he made an African blackwood base for the little chap to stand on. The finished piece sold through the Neville Pundole gallery in Canterbury. This gallery subsequently moved to Folkestone but now I believe he only sells online at http://www.pundole.co.uk

To see more of John’s one off sculpural work, see our website at http://www.janddfield.co.uk/johns-one-off-wooden-jewellery-8-c.asp

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British birthstone of the month, January = Garnet.

Garnet in the rough. Photo sourced from refinedgemstones.com
Garnet in the rough. Photo sourced from refinedgemstones.com

 

We love to make jewellery using garnet stones. The deep, rich colour gives a feel of warmth and luxury to our work.

John's one-off garnet necklace.
Our one-off garnet necklace uses a number of different shapes of garnet stone.

 

One of John's beautiful bangles, featuring a set garnet.
One of our beautiful bangles, featuring a set garnet in 18ct.gold and carved exotic wooden beads that are hand carved by John.

 

John's one-off halved cufflinks with stand.
This ingenious little piece of work is one of John’s one-off pieces. John often makes stands or display sculptures so that the jewellery can be displayed when not being worn.  The cufflinks are made from sterling silver, 18ct.gold, garnet and African blackwood. The stand is made from African blackwood and silver.

 

This stunning necklace is made from Sterling silver, 18ct. gold, garnet, sea bamboo and hand carved african blackwood.
This stunning necklace is made from Sterling silver, 18ct. gold, garnet, sea bamboo and hand carved African blackwood.

 

Our small asymmetrical earrings with a garnet stone.
Our small asymmetrical earrings with a garnet cabochon stone.

 

Our halved disc ear studs, featuring a garnet stone from our imprint range of jewellery.
Our halved disc ear studs, featuring a garnet stone from our imprint range of jewellery.

All of the above jewellery can be found on our website.