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Royal Doulton - Franklin Mint - Marty Noble

For five decades The Franklin Mint has produced and mass-marketed "collectibles.” Its product line began with manufacturing and marketing privately-minted gold and silver commemorative coins and medallions. Besides coins, other offerings included plates, in particular, the very popular Royal Doulton decorative plates.

Marty Noble is an American artist and illustrator. A series of her original artworks was used to create the limited edition Royal Doulton, Flower Maiden plates. This exquisite series of twelve designs features beautiful women in oriental settings, each surrounded by a bounty of flowers. The plates are richly detailed bone china, with gold trim throughout the design. The border of each plate is uniquely trimmed in the flower that bears the maiden's name.

The piece for these earrings is from the gorgeous 'Princess of the Iris' design.

 

As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, this unique jewellery is individually handcrafted by me in my studio. My upcycled, sustainable, broken china jewellery is crafted from ethically-sourced, pre-damaged, vintage china, that would otherwise end up in landfill. It is the perfect romantic gift for wedding anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and any time you want to show your love through a treasured piece of artisan jewellery.

It was in this spirit that I crafted memory jewellery from my grandmother’s Royal Winton broken china for every woman and girl in my own family, thus creating heirlooms that will forever continue to connect generations of women.

 

Your Goosehouse Designs jewellery will be sent to you carefully wrapped and packaged using recycled and recyclable materials. I am committed, at all times, to operating my business in every way I can to be kinder and gentler to the planet.

 

The silver in these earrings is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.

The posts are sterling silver.

These earrings measure 10mm across and 3mm deep.

Royal Doulton 'Princess of the Iris' china and sterling silver studs

$95.00Price
  • The vintage china I use in my jewellery pieces is all recycled from pieces found at garage sales and op. shops, or through vintage dealers, who are happy to pass on some of their less-than-perfect items. I carefully cut out the selected section of china, shape it by hand, then grind the edges nice and smooth. I securely fix the piece into the sterling silver blank, then grout it so it stays firmly in place.
    As with all artisan jewellery, some care needs to be taken to keep your piece in as-new condition.
    The vintage china in your piece may well be up to a hundred years old, and needs to be treated accordingly. It is not recommended that you swim or shower whilst wearing your jewellery, nor that you wear it gardening or playing sport or any other activity where the item may get badly knocked. China is breakable, after all.
    The sterling silver ring and earring hooks are easily adjustable, but care must be taken not to bend them too quickly or too sharply. As with all metals, if they are worked roughly they may break. 

    The sterling silver bezel will enjoy a regular simple polish with a quality silvercloth. If you do use silver polish, do not get it on the china or the grout. Do not use strong chemicals on your jewellery.

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