The weather may have taken a slight turn for the worse this week (in London, at least!), but we can guarantee our Winged Gem ring will brighten your days until the sun reappears.
You can buy the Winged Gem with peridot by clicking here, or pop in store to view the full collection. If you aren’t near our London, New York or Los Angeles stores then do not fear, we will be adding the full selection to our web store very soon.
As if our office couldn’t be crammed full of boxes of wonderful shirts already (click here), this morning Drew Black Skulls popped by to deliver us a bunch of shirts that we are selling in store. Pop by to check them out or head over to their web shop if you aren’t London based. Hold tight for the jackets.
After a two year long struggle with his health, Jeff Hanneman of Slayer passed away on Friday at the age of 49. All at TGF were saddened to hear this news, and our thoughts are with his loved ones and bandmates. This truly has been the untimely loss of a true metal legend and one of the founding members of an iconic thrash metal band.
His memory will forever be immortalised in Slayer records and in the memory of those fortunate enough to see him play in one of The Big Four.
Below is a link to a great interview with the legend himself.
Jeff Hanneman of Slayer interview.
Visitors to our London flagship store are often puzzled by the buzzing noise they can hear beneath their feet; “Is there a tattoo shop downstairs?” is a common question we get asked. “Handmade in London” is no exaggeration; each and every individual piece of jewellery purchased from our London, LA and NYC stores is hand crafted in the basement of our 41 year old Carnaby Street residence.
Remember when ordering that as each piece is sized to order, this can take time. We recommend allowing at least 2 weeks when ordering online to allow us time to fulfil your order; from us ordering from our casters, to the work on the piece of jewellery, to having the metal stamped with a hallmark, it’s a timely business and we always want to give you the finest finished product.
Take a look at some parts of the process that goes into each piece we sell.
We are very excited to announce that our latest collaboration has landed!
The Great Frog teamed up with Fly 53 and Arturo Vega to compile this very collectable piece of punk history, producing a replica of the ubiquitous hatchet pendant that Arturo himself wore during the 70′s.
Limited to just 100 for sale worldwide, we’d advise heading over to the Fly 53 site to check them out and get your hands on some cool shirts, a zine (which contains an interview with TGF owner, Reino Lehtonen-Riley) and the TGF hatchet in either bronze or silver.
Yes, for every internet order placed between now and the 17th April, you will receive one of our sticker and badge packs. You even get a shiny!
Thirty-five years in the making, we are very excited for this (click image for a teaser video). Artwork by our very own web designer, Nick Dart.
There’s a great interview with our good friend Alex Turner in the latest Another Man magazine, and an editorial in which you can see a couple of our pieces. It’s a good read with some cool images, it’s definitely worth checking out.
We are very excited to announce the arrival of our brand new sticker packs, designed by our very own Elfin (click link for her website).
Each pack contains four different designs and one of our classic TGF pin badges, presented in a clear wallet and sealed with our trademark crossbones motif.
Available to buy in our London flagship and online here (click link to be taken to product page!).
All photos taken from Style StreetStalker.com (click for link!)
Plague Skull with Jaw ring, Large Evil Skull ring.
Photography by Ross Halfin. http://www.rosshalfin.com/home/intro.php
Love is very almost in the air with Valentine’s Day just around the corner (you’ve got 2 weeks to pull something special out of the bag!) and so we have come up with a few gift suggestions to spoil your loved one. We promise she’ll love our Band of Roses ring more than a petrol station bouquet, and a classic Great Frog piece will last a lot longer than a wilting vase of flowers. Here are our favourite Valentine’s picks:
Double Headed Open Band – £90.
Small Winged Skull – £90.
Smallest Evil Skull – £90.
Band of Skulls – £100.
Heart With Banner – £110. Perfect to add an engraved message in the banner; your initials perhaps?
Band of Roses – £100.
Solid Heart Ring – £115
Solid Winged Heart Ring – £115
Square Gem Ring – from £260 (depending on choice of stone).
All rings can be engraved with a personalised message (call or email for a quote, please allow extra time to let us do this), and if you mention in your order that your purchase is a Valentine’s gift we will send it gift wrapped in a limited edition TGF x Valentine’s package.
We know we already posted about this and Kat herself showed off her Great Frog engagement ring on her Instagram account, but if you wanted to take a much closer look here are some photos that show the details and engraving. Enjoy!
One for the diary. Our good friend Sam Christmas has an exhibition of his motorcycle photography in Shoreditch at the end of the month. With sponsorship from The Great Frog and our pals at Kraken Rum, the private view should be a good ‘un. If you fancy it, head down to take a look at Sam’s work and have a few drinks with us. If you can’t make the 24th, Natural Habitats runs until February 3rd.
Having been a longstanding customer and friend of the shop it was only natural that Kat Von D’s engagement ring had to be from The Great Frog. After the couple popped in while visiting London, Joel knew we were the jewellers for the job and our owner Reino was asked to create the perfect engagement ring for the LA Ink star. Incorporating delicate skulls and black and white diamonds set in platinum, with motifs personal to Ms Von D subtly engraved in the band, fiance Joel Zimmerman informed us she was “beside herself” when presented with the ring (which was hand-delivered from London to Los Angeles to make it in time for Christmas). We wish the happy couple a joyous marriage and look forward to your next visit to our flagship London store.
(Bottom two images from @thekatvond Instagram)
Our good friend Nico, aka Ornamental Conifer (click for link to his site) has given our London flagship a festive lick of paint, with a Great Frog twist…
Hypebeast came down to film the transformation so watch this space for a video. Thank you Nico & Stacey for the images.
Christmas Eve: 10:30am to 4pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED (Nursing hangovers…)
27th December: 10:30am to 6:30pm
New Years Eve: 10:30am to 4pm
New Years Day: CLOSED (Nursing hangovers…)
2nd January: 10:30am to 6:30pm
Introducing the first of our Deluxe range; our Wreath Ring cast in solid 9ct gold with rhodium plating, adorned with black diamonds and finished with two rubies set into the skull’s eyes. Click here to shop.