Jewellery Inspired by Mountains
Majestic Citrine, Opal and Diamonds together with theatrical sterling silver design are inspired by the ice capped mountains of Snowdonia and the grandeur of the Berwyn Mountains. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon or Yr Wyddfa to give it its Welsh name is impressive, sculptured by glaciation and commanding the best views in Britain is the perfect inspiration for dramatic individually design sterling silver jewellery made for you in the hills of North Wales.
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Ceylon Sapphire and Alexandrite Sterling Silver Earrings
Delightful faceted cut 10mm x 10mm heart-shaped alexandrite (lab) gemstone that changes colour depending on the light, complemented by Ceylon sapphire in a variety of shapes and sizes, including a 6mm x 4mm oval and two 2mm x 2mm rounds. These gemstones are hand-set in sterling silver bezel and claw settings respectively, each of which highlights the gemstones’ beauty.
Snowdonia is a region in northwest Wales concentrated around the mountains and glacial landforms of massive Snowdonia National Park. The park’s historic Snowdon Mountain Railway climbs to the summit of Wales’s highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, offering views across the sea to Ireland and is a brilliant inspiration for my jewellery.
One of the birthstones for September, sapphire inspires symbolic meanings as diverse as the many colours in which it can be found. Historically, it has been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
The most widely-recognised birthstone for June, alexandrite is named after Alexander II of Russia, as it was supposedly first discovered by miners in the Ural Mountains on his birthday. Prized for its colour-changing properties, it is also believed by some to have the symbolic power to free oneself from excessive self-discipline.
These contemporary earrings are 40mm long (~1 1/2 inch) and come in a unique gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and in an organza gift bag, beautifully presented.
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Ethiopian Opal Rectangular Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Beautifully natural cut 10mm x 7mm rectangular Ethiopian Opal gemstone, hand set in sterling silver in a unique design in a bezel setting.
This piece of jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the rolling green hills of Offa’s Dyke. a Valley located in North Wales!
Opal is the birthstone for October and means Wisdom, Purity & Hope!
These bespoke sterling silver earrings are 37mm long (~1 1/2 inch) and come in a unique box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and organza bag, beautifully presented making an ideal gift.
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Iolite and Green Moonstone Sterling Silver Earrings
Beautifully crafted 8mm x 8mm round green Moonstone semi-precious gemstones, complimented by stunning faceted cut 5mm x 5mm round blue Iolite gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a bezel setting!
This handmade jewellery is inspired by the landscape surrounding Llan Ffestiniog in North Wales with the majestic mountains of the Moelwynion dominating the skyline and providing the perfect dramatic inspiration.
One of June’s many birthstones, moonstone gets its name from the gorgeously unique appearance of its surface, the mesmerising light of which resembles that of the moon. The moon’s close associations with love, so famously explored by romantic poets such as Shelley, have led moonstone to likewise become a lover’s stone. Beyond this, the moon’s cyclical renewal has left moonstone with similar symbolism of renewal and rejuvenation.
Iolite known as ‘Water Sapphire’ is a beautiful blue violet crystals may stimulate the imagination and are said to have good healing properties.
These lovely earrings are 36mm long (1 1/4 inch) and come in a gift box with the image of its inspiration in the lid of the box making it the perfect gift.
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Natural Yellow and Orange Sapphire, Peridot, 9ct Gold Accents, Sterling Silver Earrings
Striking natural 4mm x 3mm oval yellow sapphire gemstones, complemented by an eye-catching 4mm x 3mm oval orange sapphire and beautiful 2mm x 2mm round peridot gemstone. This mesmerising trio are hand-set in a beautiful sterling silver Celtic design with 9Ct Gold Accents in claw and bezel settings!
These earrings are inspired by my photograph of Bwlch Y Groes (Pass of the Cross) is one of the highest public road mountain passes in Wales. It’s dramatic views and colours are very much at the heart of Wales.
One of the birthstones for September, sapphire inspires symbolic meanings as diverse as the many colours in which it can be found. Historically, it has been associated with power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
Birthstone for the month of August, peridot is a gemstone shrouded in mystery. Its name has no clear origin – some sources suggest it is a derivative of the Latin paederot, which refers to a variety of opal, whereas others claim that it comes from the Arabic faridat, meaning ‘gem’.
These stunning earrings are 34mm long (~ 1 1/4 Inch) and come boxed with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented making them the perfect gift from Wales.
Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome