Gillihowlet

Recycled 100 year old sterling silver coins “The ‘Gillihowlet’ barn owl design is freehand drawn onto the surface of the of the prepared silver coin. This basic sketch is embelished and detailed with a miniture hand saw, hammers, chisels and micro drill. Once cut out the piece is formed into a lovely ring. Even as the maker of these rings i look at each one in its newly shiny shape and form, and feel quite pleased! Days earlier it had been an unwanted worn silver coin.” – The Growler

£440

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)

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Recycled 100 year old sterling silver coins
I have hand cut this lovely ‘Gillihowlet’ barn owl ring from only the finest sterling silver Georgian coin. This is a very time consuming and mentally ‘taxing’ piece to create, especially so giving that i am only using recycled silver coins! Obviously I only use silver coins that have found their way to me due to being unwanted by coin collectors. Often these lovely coins become uncollectible due to being in circulation and losing important details which collectors desire. This ‘imperfections’ are elements that i cherish as they show the previous life of the coin and provide lovely food for my imagination! I love to ‘adopt’ these little orphans and reinvent them into desirable, wearable jewellery. Each ring is completely hand cut and carved using traditional tools and techniques. As a result each piece is unique, individual and original, oh, and 100% ethical and recycled!

The ‘Gillihowlet’ barn owl design is freehand drawn onto the surface of the of the prepared silver coin. This basic sketch is embelished and detailed with a miniture hand saw, hammers, chisels and micro drill. Once cut out the piece is formed into a lovely ring. Even as the maker of these rings i look at each one in its newly shiny shape and form, and feel quite pleased! Days earlier it had been an unwanted worn silver coin. The ‘off-cut’ of the ‘donor’ coin is included with the ring. This is a lovely piece of silver which will connect you to the rings previous life and history as a piece of Georgian currency. It also beautifully demonstrates its ethical and green origins.

Size : 12 mm width

2 reviews for Gillihowlet

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lynne D’Hondt

    Beautiful

    I love all of the pieces but the owls have a special place in my heart and this one is stunning.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mongrel (verified owner)

    It’s gorgeous; and it fits!

    This is the second piece I have bought from the Hairy Growler within the last year. What a find his stall was on a very late night wander home at Glastonbury 2016.
    This ring is beautiful; I fretted about getting the ring size right but the handy ring size guide got me over the line.
    Something for me next; my wife has done pretty well so far!

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NECKLACE INFORMATION

Many of the necklace / pendant designs are complete. These designs have a sterling silver chain attached to the pendant from both sides. This design is perfect for looking in a mirror to fasten the necklace. It also makes a fabulous feature of the handmade hook catch (and star if chosen).  The necklace length you choose includes the length of the actual pendant. Do not worry about the pendant dimensions we will take care of your order. Order the necklace length you would normally wear and the necklace you receive will sit in the perfect position..

 

BRACELET INFORMATION

Extra small : approx 170 mm

Small size : approx 185 mm

Medium size : approx 195 mm

Large size : approx 210 mm (good size if you want a looser dangly medium fit)

XL size approx 225 mm (includes an extra link; i.e. another lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc section custom made)

XXL size approx 250 mm ((includes an extra two links; i.e. another couple of lovely flower, butterfly, bird, etc sections custom made)

Ring Sizes.

A local jeweller will happily provide you the ring size you require for the desired finger you wish to adorn! Its a quick, easy, simple process we all offer!However if you are buying a surprise gift please fee free to download this simple ring size guide to help.

Silver Chain lengths size guide

Silver chain lengths are many and various.  Mostly it comes down to two factors your size and individual style.  These will determine whats going to suit you at the times you are wearing it.  Click the link to see a guide of the most popular sizes and how they look, comparatively.