Natural Ruby with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Gemstone Necklace
An enchanting gemstone pendant showcasing a wonderful crafted 8mm x 6mm faceted emerald-cut gemstone of natural ruby, delicately complemented by beautifully stunningly sparkling faceted-cut cubic zirconia. 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 Ruthin Castle, which acts today as a visual juxtaposition of two eras; at one end of the lush local parkland, enshrouded in ivy, slumps the ruined wall of a 13th-century fortress, whilst at the other stands a 19th-20th century manor-house-turned-hotel. Both hold a unique appeal, but together they offer an indescribable allure, the hotel’s red walls contrasting gorgeously with the medieval grey.
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 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.
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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