John Franklin works out of his home studio, crafting intricate sterling silver jewellery set with boldly colourful gemstones such as Topaz and Fancy Garnets. Unique settings are paired with unusual gem shapes such as marquise and baguette.
The work is influenced by historic decorative arts, such as Islamic tiling in the Alhambra palace and Egyptian scarab jewellery, through to Art Deco. The jewellery shows elegant curves through stylised flower and animal motifs.
He graduated with Distinction from Birmingham School of Jewellery, and is currently stocked in Primavera Gallery (Cambridge), Artfull Expression (Birmingham Jewellery Quarter), and Jedeco (London, Oxo Tower). The product range is keenly priced from £80-£300 retail.