Tuscan Hills Jewellery

A collection of contemporary jewellery inspired by Italian renaissance, baroque design and opulent landscapes. These bespoke gemstone jewels are 925 sterling silver with corn field gold accents, warm tuscan architecture rose gold accents and Tuscan sun solid 9ct gold.

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  • AAA Natural Jade Gemstone, Sterling Silver Drop Earrings

    The centrepiece of these elegant earrings is their striking 32mm x 6mm teardrop gemstones of natural jade, fabulous pieces of green splendour hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

    An August birthstone, jade is an enchanting green gemstone with a rich cultural heritage; whilst ancient Greeks believed it to restore eyesight, early Asian cultures held it as a mystical cure-all.

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the breathtaking Val d’Orcia, a valley of unparalleled beauty in the paradisal Italian region of Tuscany. Home to such staggering sights as the Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta and the medieval thermal baths of Bagno Vignoni, this idyllic swathe of countryside is truly unforgettable, its undulating hills of green and gold bearing incomparable natural beauty.

    46mm long (~1.8 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ01

    £125.00
  • Amethyst, Gemstone, Sterling Silver Earrings, Rose Gold Accent

    These enchanting stud drop earrings feature five stunning 6mm x 4mm faceted gemstones of natural lavender amethyst, elegantly hand-set in sterling silver delicately accented with charming rose gold.

     

    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.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Anghiari, a scenic town sat atop the rolling hills of the Italian province of Arezzo, Tuscany. Its well-preserved medieval splendour is encircled on all sides by sweeping fields of green and gold, flecked with a rainbow of flowers and lined by leafy seams of verdant woodland.

     

    45mm long (~1 3/4 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ280

    £59.95
  • Blue Topaz, Peridot, Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Earrings

    These captivating earrings showcase enchanting 8mm x 6mm and 2mm x 2mm gemstones of AAA-quality faceted sky blue topaz alongside 12mm x 6mm faceted ovals of AAA natural peridot. Each impressive gemstone is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    An August birthstone, peridot has been popular since 1500 BCE, when its symbolic powers ranged from dissuading nightmares and promoting bravery to subduing harmful feelings of anger and guilt.

     

    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.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the stunning views en-route to the breathtaking Capella Madonna di Vitaleta, a lonely chapel sitting in solitude amongst the verdant hills of Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia. A picturesque World Heritage Site framed by the columnar spires of cypress trees and set against the backdrop of the region’s striking mountains, this secluded chapel dates back to the Renaissance era.

     

    42mm long (~1 1/2 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ31

    £85.00
  • Blue Topaz, Peridot, Green Amethyst Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Stud Drop Earrings, Rose Gold Accent

    These elegant stud drop earrings showcase fabulous 5mm x 5mm gemstones of AAA-quality sky blue topaz alongside 5mm x 5mm faceted peridot gemstones and 8mm x 8mm of green amethyst. Each impressive gemstone is strikingly hand-set in stylish sterling silver charmingly accented with rose gold.

     

    An August birthstone, peridot has been popular since 1500 BCE, when its symbolic powers ranged from dissuading nightmares and promoting bravery to subduing harmful feelings of anger and guilt.

     

    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.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Portole, a gorgeous pastoral paradise in the Italian province of Arezzo, Tuscany. Here, richly vibrant shades of green extend to the horizon in a patchwork of verdant forests and rolling fields. These perfect vistas, flecked with sun-yellowed grass and distant, terracotta-tiled roofs, offer the ideal artistic inspiration.

     

    36mm 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ163

    £79.95
  • Blue Topaz, Sterling Silver, Necklace

    This dramatic necklace showcases a graduated series of 7mm x 7mm, 5mm x 5mm, 4.5mm x 4.5mm, 4mm x 4mm, and 2mm x 2mm sparkling gemstones of natural blue topaz, elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    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.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Lake Corbara, a man-made reservoir of pristine sapphire waters in the Umbrian region of Terni.

     

    Attached to a 16-inch snake 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ109

    £89.95
  • Chrome Diopside, Cubic Zirconia, Pearl, Gemstone, Sterling Silver Earrings, White Gold Accent

    These long, elegant earrings feature 5mm x 5mm gemstones of forest green chrome diopside complemented by 4mm x 2mm rectangles of cubic zirconia and stunning 5mm x 4mm pearls. Each impressive gemstone is delicately hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    Discovered fairly recently, chrome diopside is a rich green gemstone which, perhaps due to its verdant colouring, is believed by some to foster a connection with the natural world.

     

    A birthstone for the month of April first developed in the USSR in the 1970s, cubic zirconia is created from base substances found in extraterrestrial rock from both asteroids and the moon.

     

    A June birthstone, pearl has been treasured since ancient times. Accordingly, many lively legends describe its origins, whether as the tears of beautiful goddesses or the blood of mighty dragons.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Italian town of San Gimignano. Often called ‘the Town of Fine Towers’, this medieval pit-stop for Rome-bound pilgrims, situated in the Tuscan province of Siena, is a World Heritage Site. Its centuries-old outer walls are ringed by verdant greenery, the tall spires of cypress trees resembling the fourteen towering Renaissance buildings which lend this town its uniquely impressive skyline. .

     

    62mm long (~2 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ199

    £59.95
  • Electric Blue Natural Ethiopian Opal, Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Earrings

    Electric Blue Natural Ethiopian Opal, Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Earrings

    A stunning pair of stud drop earrings featuring distinctive electric blue opal, natural faceted-cut 4mm x 6mm ovals of AAA Ethiopian opal heat-treated into an unusual colour. These impressive gemstones are elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of fair Verona, the romantic setting of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy. A World Heritage Site, this gorgeous city straddles the Adige River in the Italian region of Veneto, its cobbled streets, richly-coloured Renaissance terraces, and astonishingly well-preserved 1st-century Roman amphitheatre – still in use today – combining to offer a splendid variety of stunning attractions.

     

    30mm long (~1 inche), 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ224

    £89.95
  • Emerald, Green Amethyst Gemstone, Sterling Silver Earrings

    These enchanting earrings feature stunning natural green amethyst in 12mm by 12mm faceted trillions complemented by 5mm x 4mm faceted oval gemstones of natural emerald, elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    A May birthstone, emerald has been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its ties to historical royalty; it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since.

     

    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.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the marvellous San Quirico d’Orcia, a medieval town nestled amongst the emerald landscape of Tuscany’s most scenic valley. The terracotta-tiled roofs and charming white walls of this picturesque town sit beneath gorgeously clear skies, encircled by hilltop woodland above the verdant, hedge-seamed grassland of the Val d’Orcia.

     

    42mm long (~1 1/2 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ26

    £78.00
  • Ethiopian Opal, Amethyst, Citrine, Garnet, Gemstone, Sterling Silver Earrings

    These lovely earrings showcase stunning 4mm x 3mm faceted gemstones of natural amethyst, 6mm x 4mm citrine, and 6mm x 4mm semi-precious garnet alongside fabulous 6mm x 5mm faceted teardrops of AAA-quality Ethiopian opal. This impressive selection of gemstones is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    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.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the rich colours of St Peter’s Basilica, a 16th-century marvel of renaissance art and architecture sitting at the heart of the Vatican City.

     

    28mm long (~1.1 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    THJ27

    £79.95
  • Ethiopian Opal, Emerald, Chrome Diopside, Gemstone, Sterling Silver Earrings, 14ct Gold Accent

    These stunning stud drop earrings feature an enchanting trio of 4mm x 6mm natural faceted emerald, 5mm x 3mm green chrome diopside and 7mm x 5mm pear-shaped Ethiopian opal, all elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver.

     

    A May birthstone, emerald has been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its ties to historical royalty; it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    Discovered fairly recently, chrome diopside is a rich green gemstone which, perhaps due to its verdant colouring, is believed by some to foster a connection with the natural world.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Cortona, an Italian hilltop town. A picturesque, paradisal spot in the green hills of Tuscany, the city’s stunning Renaissance architecture and Roman roads are gorgeously complemented by the vivid rainbows of flowers which line its terraced streets and the emerald expanses of farmland and forestry that grace its horizons.

     

    24mm long (~3/4 inche), 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ200

    £145.00
  • Ethiopian Opal, Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Earrings, Rose Gold Accent

    These stunning earrings showcase wonderfully colourful 7mm x 5mm faceted ovals of earth-mined Ethiopian opal, elegantly hand-set in a captivatingly unique sterling silver design with rose gold accents.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Todi, one of Italy’s many hilltop towns in the region of Umbria. A spot of arresting beauty, this gorgeously romantic settlement perches atop a steep hill carpeted in deep green woodland, the verdant boundaries of which envelop Todi’s outermost buildings.

     

    50mm long (~2 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ110

    £79.95
  • Ethiopian Opal, Gemstone, Sterling Silver, Earrings, Rose Gold Accent

    A fabulously elegant pair of stud drop earrings featuring delicately colour-flecked 4mm x 5mm faceted ovals of earth-mined Ethiopian opal, hand-set in a stylish sterling silver design with charming accents of rose gold.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, said to brim with joyously positive emotion whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Italy’s most historic city, Rome. Capital of Italy and ancient seat of the mighty Roman Empire, this age-old metropolis sees sprawling streets spill colourfully forth beneath the imposing alabaster silhouettes of marble palaces and archways, a rich collage of hues characterising its busy pavements and plazas. The city’s Renaissance stylings are juxtaposed stunningly alongside the ancient wonders of the Roman Colosseum and Pantheon.

     

    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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

    THJ162

    £79.95