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Ray Griffiths

Ray Griffiths - Tahitian Pearl Pendant

Ray Griffiths - Tahitian Pearl Pendant

$2,288.00

In stock

SKU: 40701

This amazing Tahitian pearl pendant necklace features Ray Griffiths' signature crownwork technique. The Tahtian Pearl is set into a cap of 18k gold, which is topped by a clever enhancer clasp on the top, which means the piece can be hooked onto a strand of pearls as well as worn on a chain. Pendant measures 1.25" high wide. Handmade in Ray's NYC studio.


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Australian-born jeweler, Ray Griffiths, has been creating exquisite jewelry for more than 30 years. The son of a shoemaker, Ray grew up spending weekends at his father’s workshop and developed a deep sensibility towards craftsmanship and an appreciation for handmade details. Fuelled by a love of gemstones and jewelry from an early age, when he was just 15 Ray began a apprenticeship to jewelry masters and tiara makers at Dunklings Jewellers in Melbourne, Australia. It was there that he learned the art behind the construction and restoration of fine jewels — which was to form the basis and ongoing motif in all of his own designs and production. Later on he pursued degrees in both gemology and diamond technology, leaving him a master in both his craft and its science. An adventurer at heart, Ray then spent several years in Europe before returning to Australia, this time to Sydney, where he became partner and head designer at Rox, Sydney’s premier jewelry store, located in the exclusive Strand Arcade.

In 1997, Ray decided to set off on a new adventure to New York, where he established his eponymous studio initially on 14th Street, and later on Fifth Avenue where it resides now. When he arrived in New York with a generally modernist aesthetic, he realized his style wasn’t all that uncommon in the big apple, he needed to separate himself from pack. And so his signature crownwork style was born.

Drawing inspiration from architecture and antiquity, Ray designs and builds his masterpieces, all of which are created by hand, in his light filled atelier. Ray is not just a master designer and craftsman but also passionate about gemstones. His perspective on the stones he selects is both unique and heartening. When searching for an ideal gem, he doesn’t prioritize perfection. In Ray’s view, a perfect stone has no character or as he puts it “no street cred”. It’s the imperfections – the inclusions, the color bands etc that give a gemstone value, “that make it real”. He chooses stones not because they are flawless, but because they are individual. Ray strives to enhance the natural beauty of the stone through the design of the jewelry.

 


Additional Information

Options 18KY
Color N/A
Metal Stamp 18k
Stone Pearl
Style Number RGP-575.03
Additional Info N/A
Jewelry Type Pendants

Designer Info

Australian-born jeweler, Ray Griffiths, has been creating exquisite jewelry for more than 30 years. The son of a shoemaker, Ray grew up spending weekends at his father’s workshop and developed a deep sensibility towards craftsmanship and an appreciation for handmade details. Fuelled by a love of gemstones and jewelry from an early age, when he was just 15 Ray began a apprenticeship to jewelry masters and tiara makers at Dunklings Jewellers in Melbourne, Australia. It was there that he learned the art behind the construction and restoration of fine jewels — which was to form the basis and ongoing motif in all of his own designs and production. Later on he pursued degrees in both gemology and diamond technology, leaving him a master in both his craft and its science. An adventurer at heart, Ray then spent several years in Europe before returning to Australia, this time to Sydney, where he became partner and head designer at Rox, Sydney’s premier jewelry store, located in the exclusive Strand Arcade.

In 1997, Ray decided to set off on a new adventure to New York, where he established his eponymous studio initially on 14th Street, and later on Fifth Avenue where it resides now. When he arrived in New York with a generally modernist aesthetic, he realized his style wasn’t all that uncommon in the big apple, he needed to separate himself from pack. And so his signature crownwork style was born.

Drawing inspiration from architecture and antiquity, Ray designs and builds his masterpieces, all of which are created by hand, in his light filled atelier. Ray is not just a master designer and craftsman but also passionate about gemstones. His perspective on the stones he selects is both unique and heartening. When searching for an ideal gem, he doesn’t prioritize perfection. In Ray’s view, a perfect stone has no character or as he puts it “no street cred”. It’s the imperfections – the inclusions, the color bands etc that give a gemstone value, “that make it real”. He chooses stones not because they are flawless, but because they are individual. Ray strives to enhance the natural beauty of the stone through the design of the jewelry.

 


Additional

Additional Information

Options 18KY
Color N/A
Metal Stamp 18k
Stone Pearl
Style Number RGP-575.03
Additional Info N/A
Jewelry Type Pendants