Ruby, Amethyst, Sterling Silver Necklace, Rose Gold Accent
This captivating pendant necklace features a natural 9mm x 6mm teardrop gemstone of delightful raspberry ruby complemented by 5mm x 3mm gemstones of lavender amethyst. Each serene stone is hand-set in a unique sterling silver setting adorned with elegant accents of rose gold.
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.
A February birthstone, amethyst has traditionally symbolised sobriety – its name derives from the Greek ametusthos, “not intoxicated”. More recently, it has also been tied to deep emotional bonds.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Italian hilltop town of Todi, Umbria. Bathed in the striking hues of the setting sun, this enchantingly beautiful spot – believed to have been founded in the 8th century BCE – takes on the picture-perfect quality of a storybook illustration.
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.
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