HIGH-END ASHTRAYS, LIGHTERS, GIFTS AND INTERIOR
For those who appreciate real art and seek beauty, antiquities are not the only option. G.P.Grant specializes in crafting exquisite and unique stone line items and accessories using natural stone, offering exceptional handcrafted pieces. These accessories are made from rare types of gemstones, marble, crystals, and minerals. What sets G.P.Grant's stone line apart is its unique combination of numerous pieces, ranging from 100 to 700, made from stone, crystal, and precious metals. This triple combination of distinct elements results in exceptionally designed products that are sure to captivate.
Art pieces created from natural stone are a true marvel. They offer a glimpse into both the past and present, showcasing the rich history of stone over centuries and modern design solutions. Every product, along with its intricate ornamental details, is meticulously handcrafted. The painstaking craftsmanship, assembly, and final fitting can take hours, and in some cases, even several days. When you encounter one of these authentic products, you'll understand why each item is numbered and produced in limited editions.
Gemstones, elite stones, minerals, and crystals are not commonly found in our everyday lives. In nature, they often remain hidden beneath ancient rocks, acquiring complex and fascinating structures and enhanced hardness over many centuries underground. This process imbues them with unique strength and spiritual energy. The play of light on these expertly processed stones exudes warmth and inner energy, creating an atmosphere of comfort, even in the most formal settings. People are drawn to touch and feel the smooth, cool surface, running their fingers over the patterns that nature has artfully crafted over the years.
Stone is a truly unique material, and stone accessories convey an aura of strength, stability, and prosperity. Exquisite accessories can reveal much about the owner, from their taste to their penchant for comfort and ambiance. With the Personal Edition, you can participate in the creation of these accessories by choosing the color, metal, and shape. Additionally, you have the option to add commemorative inscriptions or logos to your chosen accessories, making them uniquely yours.
All the stone line products are handmade and limited edition. They are classified into:
using noble metals
using gemstones as lazuli, tiger’s eye, mother of pearl, jasper, greenstone, malachite, etc.
using solid gold and platinum
using precious stones as diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, etc.
order of items based on the wishes of the client using different gemstones and precious stones, precious metals personalization
strongly limited line - creation of a unique artworks
individualization, custom made and bespoke items with personalization
SOME OF THE GEMSTONES WE USE
Mother of Pearl. Origin: Japan, Persian Gulf
Mother of Pearl, also known as nacre, is the lustrous inner shell coating found in mollusks that produce pearls. These mollusks typically have three layers to their shell structure. The outermost layer is called the periostracum, followed by a layer of calcite, and the innermost layer is the nacre or mother-of-pearl. This smooth and iridescent part of the shell is produced by the mollusk's mantle as it grows.
The use of Mother of Pearl dates back thousands of years and has a rich history. It was utilized by ancient civilizations like the Egyptians and Sumerians for various purposes. Some of the finest Mother of Pearl is sourced from regions like Japan and the Persian Gulf, where the mollusks produce high-quality nacre with its characteristic iridescence. This exquisite material has been treasured for its beauty and has been incorporated into art, jewelry, and other decorative items throughout history.
Royal Blue Lapis Lazuli. Origin: Afghanistan
Royal blue lapis lazuli is the gem variety of the mineral lazurite and is renowned for its stunning opaque beauty. This sodium and aluminum mineral is quite complex in its composition. In ancient times, it was often referred to as "sapphires." Lapis lazuli is found in only a few major deposits worldwide, making it a rare and highly prized gemstone.
The most sought-after lapis lazuli exhibits a deep, nearly blackish blue color that is much richer than turquoise and more intense than other blue gemstones like sodalite or azurite. Pyrite, a commonly associated mineral, is frequently scattered throughout lapis lazuli specimens, creating a striking contrast of rich blue and bright brassy gold. This combination of deep blue and golden pyrite gives lapis lazuli its distinctive and captivating appearance, making it a treasured gemstone with a rich history of use in art and jewelry.
Malachite. Origin: Russia, Ural Mountains
Malachite, with its vibrant green color and unique banded patterns, has been cherished as a gemstone for thousands of years and continues to be popular in contemporary times. Today, it is primarily used for creating jewelry. Its striking appearance, combined with its historical significance, makes malachite a favored choice for crafting exquisite jewelry pieces that captivate and enchant wearers.
Jade: Jadeite and Nephrite. Origin: Myanmar, China
Jade is a truly unique and symbolically significant gemstone. It has a rich history dating back to as early as 3000 B.C., when it was known as "yu" in China, often referred to as the "royal gem." Jadeite and nephrite are the two pure forms of jade. Imperial jadeite, highly esteemed for its vibrant green color and exceptional quality, is sourced exclusively from Myanmar (Burma). This region is renowned as the sole origin of imperial jadeite, making it an exceedingly precious and coveted gemstone.
Red Jasper. Origin: Russia, Ural Mountains
Jasper's unique artistry is a testament to the creativity of nature, resembling the stunning red rock canyons. Each jasper stone is a natural masterpiece crafted by the Creator. Red jasper, specifically, exhibits hues ranging from red to terracotta brown and is associated with qualities of physical strength and energy. It is admired not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its perceived metaphysical properties, making it a favored gemstone in various applications.
Tiger Eye. Origin: South Africa, India
Tiger's Eye is a gemstone known for its protective and stabilizing properties. It is considered to be grounding and offers a sense of security to those who possess or wear it. Tiger eye stones come in a range of colors, including golden yellow, deep red, and variations in between. Each color is associated with different degrees of strength and grounding energy. Tiger's Eye is also believed to possess mystical qualities and is considered a unique and special gemstone due to its distinctive combinations of colors and dark stripes. These qualities make it a highly regarded and meaningful gemstone for many people.
Obsidian: Volcanic Glass. Origin: Armenia
Obsidian, with its origin in Armenia, is a naturally occurring volcanic glass. It is created when felsic lava expelled from a volcano cools rapidly, preventing the formation of crystals. Obsidian has been recognized and used since prehistoric times, making it one of the earliest known materials employed by humans for tools, weapons, and artistic creations. Its unique properties and sharp edges when fractured have made it a valuable and versatile material throughout history.