Aquamarine Opal Set, Australian Opal, Rhodolite Pink Garnet, Semi Precious Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Stud Drop Earrings & Necklace
This is a stunning faceted cut natural bespoke matching jewellery set of sterling silver earrings and necklace. Both the necklace & earrings are magnificent quality 7mm x 5mm oval-shaped natural Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones, complemented by two 2mm x 2mm round-shaped pink Rhodolite Garnet semi-precious gemstones & 8mm x 4mm pear drop-shaped Australian Opal doublet gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting & bezel setting respectfully!
This handmade jewellery is inspired by the pink tones at play in my photograph of Offa’s Dyke, an astonishing earthwork that runs along the Welsh border. It is named after Offa, an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon king who ordered its construction in an attempt to fortify his kingdom of Mercia against the neighbouring forces of Wales.
One of the birthstones for January, garnet – historically tied to friendship and faithfulness – has long been used for decoration, having been found amongst the relics of ancient Greece and Egypt.
A March birthstone, aquamarine is named after the serene ocean waters with which it shares its captivating hues. Due to this maritime association, some sailors wear it to bring good fortune.
An October birthstone, Australian opal is a serene gemstone with lively mythological associations; according to Aboriginal Australian legend, a colossal opal reigns over the cosmos and all within.
This pendant, attached to an 18-inch chain, will come alongside these 24mm long (~1 inch) earrings, forming a dazzling gemstone set which 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 pair which makes the perfect gift.
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