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  • Pink Topaz & Pink Garnet Sterling Silver Necklace with Heart Design

    A sensational gemstone pendant featuring a stunningly sparkling 6mm x 4mm faceted oval of semi-precious pink topaz, delicately complemented by two glimmering 1mm x 1mm rounds of faceted pink rhodolite garnet. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting, beautifully adorned with an Art Nouveau-style heart design.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by the pink tones at play in my photograph of Offa’s Dyke, an astonishing earthwork that runs along the Welsh border. It is named after Offa, an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon king who ordered its construction in an attempt to fortify his kingdom of Mercia against the neighbouring forces of Wales.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ4125

    £49.95
  • Rhodolite Pink Garnet with Chrome Diopside & Peridot & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    An enchanting pair of gemstone earrings showcasing two stunningly sparkling 6mm x 4mm faceted-cut ovals of pink rhodolite garnet, handsomely complemented by glimmering 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of chrome diopside, 7mm x 5mm ovals of serene green peridot and charming 1mm x 1mm cubic zirconia rounds. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Llantysylio Mountains, a stunning range of sky-scraping peaks above the pretty town of Llangollen. Gorgeously blanketed in rich plant life and dappled with the rich hues of heather, this breathtaking terrain makes the perfect destination for hikers.
     

    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.
     

    An August birthstone, peridot has been popular since 1500 BCE, when its symbolic powers ranged from dissuading nightmares and promoting bravery to subduing harmful feelings of anger and guilt.
     

    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.
     

    A recent disovery, chrome diopside is a rich green gemstone which, perhaps due to its verdant colouring, is believed by some to foster a connection with the natural world.
     

    48mm long (~1 ¾ inch), 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.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3429

    £69.95