John Garland Taylor from AA Thornton Jewellers, Kettering

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Lucy earrings from £65

Lucy earrings from £65

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Morgan bangle from £110 & ring from £49

Morgan bangle from £110 & ring from £49

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David In the workshop

around ten years ago David was joined by his son David who under the guidance of his father has learnt the craft.

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Fairy bangle from £49

John’s favourite pieces are the fairy bangles which are from the first collection that he made. John’s wife wore them for the first time when going on holiday and when on the plane the light reflected of them creating little fairy’s dancing in the cabin. He now makes them in 4 different widths and they are perfect for stacking.

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Pencil twist necklace from £45

One of the interesting features in many of the John Grland Taylor designs is the hammered effect on their silver work. The subtle textures are made in this process and applied with various hammer faces to form different textured finishes.

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Zoe bangle £129

John has worked at the bench for over 50 years, originally as a blacksmith and armourer. During this time he had worked on many collections including those at Warwick John has worked at the bench for over 50 years, originally as a blacksmith and armourer. During this time he had worked on many collections including those at Warwick Castle. In the 90’s started branching out from restoring antiques and armour into making jewellery, firstly in copper and then in silver.

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Silver bangles ideal for layering

Silver bangles ideal for layering

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The ´GT´ armourers’ mark

This armourers’ mark that can be found on the larger pieces should not be confused with hallmarking. Just like AA Thornton they also have their separate sponsors mark which will be applied when an item is sent to the assay office for hallmarking.

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Kettering
Northampton
NN16 8ST
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