T.G.Green & Co Ltd was founded by Thomas Goodwin Green, and originally operated from the village of Church Gresley, South Derbyshire between 1864 and 2007.
More famous for their blue and white striped 'Cornish Kitchen Ware' produced from the early 1920's (then known as 'E-Blue'), the T.G.Green pottery produced many hundreds of patterns.
Berit Ternell (1929 - ) is a well-known Swedish ceramic designer. In 1961 she was invited to T.G.Green to bring a design twist to the classic Cornish Ware shapes. Whilst there she designed this fabulously funky pattern, 'Fleur', a full oven to table service and kitchen range.
This jewellery was made from a small bowl from the Fleur range, dated 1962-5.
These earrings also come as a set with a matching ring. See 'china sets'
As with all Goosehouse Designs jewellery, this unique jewellery is individually handcrafted by me in my studio.
The silver in this jewellery is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.
These earrings measure 30mm x 15mm x 5mm.
The earring hooks are sterling silver.
T.G Green, 'Fleur', cosmic jade, vintage china, rectangle earrings
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.