Erik Granit (1930 – 1988) a renowned Finnish silversmith who was born and worked in Helsinki. Most of his jewelry appears as abstract and modern designs. His large rings and other jewelry creations incorporate high quality workmanship and show the simplicity, craftsmanship and attention to detail that embody Finnish design philosophy.
In 1956, he established his workshop and design company, E. Granit & Co in Helsinki and worked there all his life. His use of local Finnish stones that were rarely used in jewelry design when he started out demonstrate the concept of employing traditional materials in modern ways.
Stones such as quartz, amethyst and spectrolite are shaped into graceful forms because of their inherent softness. In pieces that do not use stones, Granit created modernistic abstractions from metal that adorn his rings and bracelets in a striking manner.