Blue Topaz & Purple Amethyst Sterling Silver Gemstone Necklace
A magnificent gemstone pendant showcasing a stunningly sparkling 9mm x 9mm faceted-cut trillion of semi-precious blue topaz, delicately complemented by four glimmering 5mm x 3mm faceted pear-drops and two 6mm x 3mm marquises of semi-precious purple amethyst. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver bezel setting.
This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the flowers of the idyllic offshore paradises of St Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean islands where stunning purple flowers offer a gorgeous complement to the sensational blues of the tropical waters which break against the islands’ pristine shores.
One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Hindu literature points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom.
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.
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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