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The Jet set

The word jet used to conjure up images of clouds flying by below and a gut full of excitement, but not so these days. These days the jet I’m thinking about is black and shiny and used in jewellery. I didn’t know anything about it and wonder whether I can tell you...

Business as usual in all its new guises!

We have recently been informed that the Desire at Chelsea show in February 2021 has, like all our shows last year, been cancelled.  Certainly this is a blow to us because not only do we absolutely love going to the shows and seeing all our clients, meeting new ones...

Just my style

Whether you’re designing a meal, a tower block, or a ring, your inspiration has to come from somewhere and finding the source of this inspiration is really interesting. Take this little vine ring, for example.  All the way back in 1978 Polly was making beautiful...

From pearls to St. Pancras

For as long as I can remember I’ve had a Mother of Pearl fish like this swimming around in my various boxes; I didn’t know what it was or where it came from and then when I came across it the other day I decided to try and find out. It turns out it’s a...

And on a more personal note….

Instead of posting a blog this week I thought it would be a nice idea to send out a more personal letter to let you know what we’ve been up to at Polly Gasston Goldsmith during lockdown, and what we’ve been doing to make ourselves available to you in these very...

Remember the wonderful Wolf Hall?

Do you remember when BBC 2 aired the mini-series, Wolf Hall?  I thought it was brilliant and the costumes and interiors were completely evocative of the period and just how I imagined they would be. Of course I spent a good deal of time looking at the jewellery too...

Anything goes…

A very clever little magpie niece of mine in Kenya (also a Polly Gasston!) inspired my next idea for research because she takes full advantage of the wonderful tropical wood at her disposal and makes interesting, wearable and unique jewellery with it, and it made me...

The imitation game

When I was in Rome I bought these little earrings for nearly no money because they’re imitation Etruscan coins set in silver, and I just loved them. When I got home and showed them to Polly she said, before I could, ‘oh, let’s make some!’.  So...

Enamel, all day long

Ever since my fledgling Magpie days – quite a long time ago now – I’ve been captivated by enamelling in jewellery, probably subconsciously ignited by this thimble Polly made when she was a student and I was a junior at school. The colours, the light, the...

About agate – who knew!

When PGG started in 2007 we used, out of necessity, a lot of stones that Polly had in stock already from long ago, or we bought quite inexpensive stones to start off with till we saw how it went.  Among these were some flat faceted beads of banded agate and I confess...

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