Emerald & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Pendant
A remarkable gemstone pendant showcasing a magnificent 4mm x 3mm oval of natural green emerald, delicately complemented by stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm rounds of faceted-cut cubic zirconia and delicately hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting adorned with a charming unique design.
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.
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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