Paul PrestonBorn: 1943
Place of Birth: Leeds
Born in Leeds, Paul Preston a.k.a. the ‘Red Mole’ originally practised architecture before becoming a self-taught jeweller. His combination of fine workmanship and imaginative ideas make him one of the most distinctive contemporary British jewellers today. Paul practised architecture for just two years before retiring to dive the waters round Lands End for crawfish and the recovery of non-ferrous metals from wrecks. His interest in jewellery began after seeing the jewellery of artist and sculptor Breon O’Casey.
A large proportion of Paul’s work is based on themes from nature, especially birds and fish. This natural world in metal often has a strong element of fantasy influenced by cartoons and story books, as well as a whimsical, poetic quality.
Paul Preston now works from his studio in West Wales. His work is in many public and private collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Selection of Rings View details
Selection of Rings1990-2017silver, gold£60 - £240Snail Dish Ring and French Pastry Ring View details
Snail Dish Ring and French Pastry Ring2012-2016silver, yellow gold, red gold, aquamarine£240 (left), £1020 (right)
Collection of Rings2016Silver, gold, tourmalines£348 - £1440 (middle sold)Face Rings View details
Face Rings2016Silver£75 each (left sold)
Collection of RingsSilver, gold, semi-precious stones£70 - £700 (sold: Hare ring, Carved Band and Gold Dots and Zig-Zag ring)Ring with Tourmaline View details
Ring with Tourmaline2015Tourmaline, White and Yellow precious metalH:1.3cm W:0.8cm£1,200Tanzanite Ring View details
Tanzanite Ring2014Silver shank, tanzanite, precious yellow metal settingW:1.3cm£2,300
St Francis Syndrome Brooch #2 View details
St Francis Syndrome Brooch #22017ruby, yellow precious metals and white precious metalH:5cm W:5cm D:1cmPrice on ApplicationSoldSun and Green Tourmaline Droppers Earrings View details
Sun and Green Tourmaline Droppers EarringsYellow gold, red gold, tourmalinesW:1.5cm L:6cmSoldBird at a Pond Brooch View details
Bird at a Pond BroochHand made "one off" brooch in white and yellow metal with a large tourmaline, a ruby and an emeraldSold'Bits and Bats' Brooch View details
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