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Amethyst Whitby-Jet Earrings, Semi Precious, Handmade Gemstone Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Drop Earrings

Original price was: £125.00.Current price is: £112.50.

 
Superb sparkling natural 6mm x 6mm heart-shaped purple Amethyst semi-precious faceted gemstones, complimented by unusually crafted 8mm x 6mm inverted tear-drop-shaped Whitby Jet. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting & bezel setting respectively!
 
This unique jewellery is inspired by Whitby, North Yorkshire. Synonymous with Captain Cook and Dracula this coastal town has quirky narrow streets, russet rooftops and bustling harbour, overlooked by the majestic Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey. This fascinating town holds special memories for me as I went to school there but more importantly, it is the only place in the world to find Whitby Jet.
 
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.
 
Whitby Jet is very rare and very old; one hundred and fifty million years in fact. It is actually a fossilised monkey puzzle tree that with the movement of the earth’s crust became compressed with rock and sand to form seams in the cliffs around Whitby. Made famous by Queen Victoria semi-precious black Whitby Jet is truly inspirational.
 
35mm long (~1 1/4 inches), these dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box featuring the image of their inspiration on the inside of the lid. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking
 
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