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Talavera tiles are hand-painted ceramic tiles originating in Talavera de la Reina in central Spain. When the Spanish settlers and artisans arrived in Mexico, they bought the knowledge and traditions of European ceramics with them. This influence merged with the local pottery traditions, and Mexican Talavera was created.

Talavera tiles are now primarily made in Pueblo, Mexico. Much of this original pottery was decorated only in blue, but colors such as yellow, black, green, orange became more common. The tiles are crafted and painted by hand.


This jewellery has been crafted from a handprinted Talavera Mexican ceramic tile made by a mosaics supplier in Australia. The tile was 50mm x 50mm and handprinted with this gloriously flamboyant pattern in crimson with yellow and lime green.

This tile was manufactured around 2020.


This pendant comes with a matching ring if you wish.

See ‘china rings’ or ‘china jewellery sets


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.


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 this jewellery is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.

This round pendant measures 24mm x 5mm deep.

The pendant comes with your choice of necklace -

wire collar 46cm/18"

box chain 56cms/22"

link chain 66cms/26"

snake chain 70cms/27"

Talavera Mexican tile, 'Crimson', small round pendant

  • 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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