Zambia Emerald & Sky Blue Topaz Sterling Silver, Necklace
Beautifully crafted stunning faceted cut sparkling 8mm x 6mm oval two 2mm x 2mm round Sky Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones, complimented by wonderfully created natural 8mm x 6mm oval green Zambian Emeral gemstone. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting!
This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Moel Mordydd, where the subdued shades of purple heather provide a gorgeous contrast to the vibrant green hills and deep blue sky.
Serving as a birthstone for the month of May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has even been worshipped as a deity by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.
One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Beliefs around topaz vary – Hindu mythology points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom, whilst some 13th-century mystics claimed that it could sharpen and even restore eyesight and cure mental illness. Because of this, it is often viewed as a sacred stone.
This stunning pendant comes on an 18 inch sterling silver chain and in a unique gift box with the image of its inspiration in the lid of the box and in an organza bag, beautifully presented making a great gift.
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