Gary Barnes

Peacock Eye

9ct yellow gold, oxidised silver earrings [12 x 28mm] [$500]
 

Peacock eye - sapphire

Ox. st. silver, 9ct pink gold 18ct yellow gold oval blue sapphire [15 x 26.2mm, Chain 46cm] [$1,390]
 

Peacock Eye 2

Oxidised sterling silver 9ct rose gold [12 x 28mm] [$340]
 

Diamond Orbit

18ct yellow gold, diamond pendant [11.75 x 15.1mm, Chain 46cm] [$1,300]
 

Pavé Orbit

18ct white, red and yellow gold sapphire and diamond [11.84mm wide at setting, 2.84mm wide band] [$3,330]
 

Orbit Diamond

18ct yellow gold white gold diamond studs [7.32 x 11.18mm] [$1,080]
 

Rose Orbit

Oxidised sterling silver 9ct pink gold pendant [14.2 x L 17.7mm, Chain 45cm] [$520]
 

Orbit Diamond 2

9ct yellow gold diamond [7.3mm wide at setting, 2.4mm wide band] [$1,310]
 

Orbit - Silver

Sterling silver pendant [12.2 x 15.2mm, Chain 45cm] [$200]  
Oxidised sterling silver studs [7.3mm x 8.7mm] [$120]  

Orbit Studs

Sterling silver studs [7.3 x 8.7mm] [$120]
9ct rose gold studs [7.3 x 8.7mm] [$350]

Orbit - White Set

18ct white gold, blue sapphire ring [$1,530]
18ct white gold, diamond ring [$1,530]

Orbit - Inlay

18ct yellow gold, white gold inlay ring [6.4mm wide band] [$2,240]
 

Orbit - Diamond Set

18ct white gold, diamond ring [$1,540]
18ct rose gold, diamond ring [$1,480]

Orbit - Round and Oval

18ct yellow gold diamond ring [$1,260]
18ct white gold diamond rings [$1,540]

Gary Barnes

Gary studied jewellery at Stellenbosch University under master jeweller Dieter Dill, and thereafter worked for a few select jewellers, honing traditional and contemporary techniques, before starting his own collections.

I have been very fortunate in the people I have studied and worked with. All have shared their technical knowledge and design inspirations freely. Jewellery is an emotional statement by the wearer, showing who they are, what ‘tribe’ they belong to, and what they value. So the pieces need to match the wearer’s aesthetic, mean something to them, and be technically well constructed so that they can withstand wear and tear of day to day use, and get enjoyed for many years, possibly many generations. What I love most is when someone tells me they like to wear my piece every day.

‘Orbits’ collection was originally inspired by our galaxy – moons circling planets, planets orbiting suns, gravitational pulls which hold things together, often elliptically, but with a symmetry and rules that govern their nature. I’ve tried to capture this with clean, elegant lines and cantilevered placement of the stones and the interdependencies of gravitational pull by constructing pieces that can be worn on their own, or fit into each other.

Artist’s Bench