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    Natural Ruby & Blue Topaz with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace

    A wonderful gemstone necklace showcasing a charming 5mm x 3mm pear-drop of natural raspberry-red ruby, delicately complemented by a stunningly sparkling 10mm x 5mm faceted marquise of semi-precious blue topaz and several 1mm x 1mm rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Clwyd Valley, caught here in a captivating sunrise which dashes the skyline with blushing pink tones.

    A birthstone for the month of April first developed in the USSR in the 1970s, cubic zirconia is created from base substances found in extraterrestrial rock from both asteroids and the moon.

    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.

    A birthstone for July, ruby has long represented power and success; for 8th-century Arabic mystics, dreams of rubies foretold good fortune, whilst in ancient Burma they stood for life itself.

    Attached to an 18-inch chain, this dazzling gemstone pendant will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of its inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented piece which makes the perfect gift.

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking.