Inspired by Castles

Stunning Emerald & Ethiopian Opal with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Pendant

£165.00

A captivating necklace featuring a beautiful 8mm x 6mm pear-drop of earth-mined Ethiopian opal alongside two precious 7mm x 5mm pear-drops of natural green emerald, and two stunningly sparkling 2mm x 2mm rounds (in addition to several 1mm x 1mm rounds) of lab-grown faceted 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 the castle of Dinas Bran near Llangollen, Denbighshire. Situated atop a steep hill, this 13th-century ruin offers a commanding view of the local landscape, its crumbling grey walls framing the delicate green and purple hues of the nature below with the decaying remnants of bygone military might.
 

A May birthstone, emerald has been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its ties to historical royalty; it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since.
 

As with 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.
 

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.
 
Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
 

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