Ethiopian Opal with Citrine & Pink Garnet Sterling Silver Necklace with Yellow Gold Accents
An enchanting necklace showcasing an 11mm x 9mm oval of AAA-quality semi-precious citrine, delicately complemented by 2mm x 2mm pink rhodolite garnet and 7mm x 5mm natural Ethiopian opal gemstones. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver luxuriously accented with yellow gold.
A November birthstone, citrine is characterised by its rich hues of yellow and gold, inspiring symbolic ties with both wealth and the sun, said to inspire, energise, and bring prosperity.
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.
Like other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Rome’s Sistine Chapel. An unparalleled marvel of Renaissance artistry, this wing of the Apostolic Palace – the residence of the Pope in the Vatican City, a city-state within the Italian capital – is adorned with numerous frescoes, masterworks of sensational beauty.
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.