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Aquamarine with Rhodolite Garnet & Lemon Topaz Sterling Silver Stud Drop Earrings
An eye-catching pair of gemstone earrings showcasing stunningly sparkling 8mm x 8mm faceted trillions of semi-precious lemon topaz, delicately complemented by glimmering 5mm x 3mm ovals of faceted-cut aquamarine and two 1mm x 1mm rounds of semi-precious pink rhodolite. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver bezel or claw setting.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Lake Powell. Straddling the border between the US states of Utah and Arizona, this mesmerising reservoir snakes through stunning sedimentary cliffs, its deep blue tones – a mirror of the cloudless sky – juxtaposed against the warm pinks and oranges of the enveloping walls of rock.
One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Hindu literature points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom.
One of the birthstones for January, garnet – historically tied to friendship and faithfulness – has long been used for decoration, having been found amongst the relics of ancient Greece and Egypt.
A March birthstone, aquamarine is named after the serene ocean waters with which it shares its captivating hues. Due to this maritime association, some sailors wear it to bring good fortune.
38mm long (~1½ inches), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
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