Jewellery Inspired by Castles

Thirteen century stone castle keeps with characterful histories inspiring powerful designs focusing on statement opals, tourmaline and moonstone gemstones that bring out the power of the slate and stone. The striking ruins of Denbigh Castle, built as part of Edward I’s 13th century campaigns crowns a steep hill, enjoys commanding views inspires strong designs and memorable gemstones created for you in the hills of North Wales.

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    Amethyst Aquamarine Earrings, Green Amethyst, Ice Aquamarine, Semi Precious, Handmade Jewellery, Sterling Silver

     
    Delightful sparkling 8mm x 8mm heart-shaped green Amethyst semi-precious gemstones, complimented by gorgeous faceted cut 6mm x 4mm inverted pear drop-shaped Ice Aquamarine unheated semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Dolbadarn Castle. Constructed during the reign of mighty medieval king Llywelyn the Great, its time-worn walls enclose a circular inner tower which stands, a lonely sentinel, over the enchanting, storied landscape of Snowdonia.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    38mm 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.
     
    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ5678
     

    Original price was: £69.95.Current price is: £62.95.
  • Amethyst Garnet Necklace, Yellow Green & Pink Tourmalines, Rhodolite Pink Garnet, Handmade Gemstone Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Pendant

     
    Beautiful faceted cut sparkling 9mm x 9mm round-shaped green Amethyst semi-precious gemstone, complemented by two wonderfully crafted 4mm x 3mm pear drop Rhodolite pink Garnets & three mm x 3mm round-shaped Green, Yellow & Pink Tourmalines. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Ruthin Castle, which acts today as a visual juxtaposition of two eras; at one end of the lush local parkland, enshrouded in ivy, slumps the ruined wall of a 13th-century fortress, whilst at the other stands a 19th-20th century manor house-turned-hotel. Both hold a unique appeal, but together they offer an indescribable allure, the red walls of the hotel contrasting gorgeously with the grey and green of the medieval remnants.
     
    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 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.
     
    An October birthstone, tourmaline was reported by one 18th-century Dutch scientist to induce sleep, whilst ancient traditions from Africa and India believe it to strengthen moral judgement.
     
    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.
     
    Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ6485

     

    £59.95
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    Amethyst Whitby-Jet Earrings, Semi Precious, Handmade Gemstone Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Drop Earrings

     
    Superb sparkling natural 6mm x 6mm heart-shaped purple Amethyst semi-precious faceted gemstones, complimented by unusually crafted 8mm x 6mm inverted tear-drop-shaped Whitby Jet. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting & bezel setting respectively!
     
    This unique jewellery is inspired by Whitby, North Yorkshire. Synonymous with Captain Cook and Dracula this coastal town has quirky narrow streets, russet rooftops and bustling harbour, overlooked by the majestic Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey. This fascinating town holds special memories for me as I went to school there but more importantly, it is the only place in the world to find Whitby Jet.
     
    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.
     
    Whitby Jet is very rare and very old; one hundred and fifty million years in fact. It is actually a fossilised monkey puzzle tree that with the movement of the earth’s crust became compressed with rock and sand to form seams in the cliffs around Whitby. Made famous by Queen Victoria semi-precious black Whitby Jet is truly inspirational.
     
    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.
    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ6076
     

    Original price was: £125.00.Current price is: £112.50.
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    Aquamarine Onyx Necklace, Ice Aquamarine, Semi Precious, Handmade Gemstone Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Pendant

     
    Magnificent faceted cut 8mm x 6mm oval-shaped ‘Ice’ Aquamarine unheated natural semi-precious gemstone, complimented by lovely 6mm x 6mm diamond-shaped faceted Black Onyx semi-precious gemstone. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the remnants of Denbigh Castle, a 13th-century fortress built by occupying English forces to subdue the unruly Welsh. During its day, the castle stood as an intimidating sight, its towering walls and battle-ready fortifications deterring even the hardiest foe. Now, however, its grey remains and vibrant green wards offer an invitation to get lost in Wales’ medieval heritage.
     
    Onyx has long been prized for its enigmatic allure; it was much favoured in ancient Greece, where it was believed to be the clipped fingernails of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ5958
     

    Original price was: £59.95.Current price is: £53.95.
  • Aquamarine Whitby-Jet Earrings, Semi Precious, Handmade Gemstone Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Drop Earrings

     
    Superb sparkling natural 7mm x 5mm oval-shaped Aquamarine semi-precious faceted gemstones, complimented by unusually crafted 8mm x 6mm irregular-shaped Whitby Jet. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting & bezel setting respectively!
     
    This unique jewellery is inspired by Whitby, North Yorkshire. Synonymous with Captain Cook and Dracula this coastal town has quirky narrow streets, russet rooftops and bustling harbour, overlooked by the majestic Gothic ruins of Whitby Abbey. This fascinating town holds special memories for me as I went to school there but more importantly, it is the only place in the world to find Whitby Jet.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ6018
     

    £125.00
  • Black Opal Necklace, Cubic Zirconia, Semi Precious, Handmade Gemstone Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Pendant

     
    Gorgeous 6mm x 4mm oval & eight 4mm x 3mm oval-shaped black Opal semi-precious gemstones. Complimented by several 1mm x 1mm round-shaped Cubic Zirconia gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting & cluster setting respectively!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Ruthin Castle, which acts today as a visual juxtaposition of two eras; at one end of the lush local parkland, enshrouded in ivy, slumps the ruined wall of a 13th-century fortress, whilst at the other stands a 19th-20th century manor house-turned-hotel. Both hold a unique appeal, but together they offer an indescribable allure, the red walls of the hotel contrasting gorgeously with the grey and green of the medieval remnants.
     
    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.
     
    An October birthstone, opal was once dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, believed to render its wearer invisible. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen as a stone of love and protection.
     
    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.
     
    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ6003

     

    £79.95
  • Black Sapphire Earrings, Heart Shaped, Natural Precious Gemstone, Handmade Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Drop Earrings

     
    Magnificent natural 7mm x 7mm heart-shaped black Sapphire precious faceted gemstones. These gemstnes are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Valle Crucis Abbey, a ruined 13th-century site of worship situated near Llangollen in Denbighshire. Boasting an elaborate doorway, intricately-carved windows, and several acres of surrounding grassland which now operate as a stunning caravan park, Valle Crucis Abbey offers a unique and engaging slice of Welsh history and architecture.
     
    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire’s symbolism is as diverse as its hues, having been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
     
    22mm long (~1/2 inch), 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
     
    WHJ6374
     

    £140.00
  • Black Sapphire Necklace, Heart Shaped, Natural Precious Gemstone, Handmade Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Pendant

     
    Magnificent natural 8mm x 8mm heart-shaped black Sapphire precious faceted gemstone. This gemstone is handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Valle Crucis Abbey, a ruined 13th-century site of worship situated near Llangollen in Denbighshire. Boasting an elaborate doorway, intricately-carved windows, and several acres of surrounding grassland which now operate as a stunning caravan park, Valle Crucis Abbey offers a unique and engaging slice of Welsh history and architecture.
     
    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire’s symbolism is as diverse as its hues, having been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
     
    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.
    Thanks for looking
     
    WHJ6375
     

    £140.00
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    Black Sapphire Set, Heart Shaped, Natural Precious Gemstone, Handmade Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Drop Earrings & Necklace

     
    This is a gorgeous bespoke matching jewellery set of sterling silver earrings and a necklace. Both pieces are magnificent natural 7mm x 7mm (8mm x 8mm pendant) heart-shaped black Sapphire precious facetedcgemstones. These gemstnes are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Valle Crucis Abbey, a ruined 13th-century site of worship situated near Llangollen in Denbighshire. Boasting an elaborate doorway, intricately-carved windows, and several acres of surrounding grassland which now operate as a stunning caravan park, Valle Crucis Abbey offers a unique and engaging slice of Welsh history and architecture.
     
    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire’s symbolism is as diverse as its hues, having been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
     
    This handmade set contains a pendant, attached to an 18-inch sterling silver chain, as well as these 22mm long (~1/2 inch) earrings, which will arrive packaged in a unique gift box with the image of their inspiration inside the lid of the box and in an organza gift bag, beautifully presented.
     
    WHJ6376
     

    Original price was: £280.00.Current price is: £252.00.
  • Blue Natural Sapphire, Cubic Zirconia, Natural Precious Gemstone, Handmade Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Stud Earrings

     
    Wonderfull natural 8mm x 8mm round-shaped & two 1mm x 1mm round-shaped dark blue Sapphire precious treated gemstones, complimented by several 1mm x 1mm round-shaped Cubic Zirconia (lab) gemstones. These gemstones are handset in a lovely sterling silver minimalistic design in a Cluster setting.
     
    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.
     
    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire’s symbolism is as diverse as its hues, having been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
     
    These dazzling gemstone stud earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box and organza bag beautifully presented making an ideal gift.
     
    Thank you for looking. Commissions welcome
     
    WHJ6230
     

    £89.95
  • Blue Sapphire Studs, Blue Sapphire, Cubic Zirconia, Precious Gemstones, Handmade Jewellery, Sterling Silver, Stud Earrings

     
    Delightfully crafted 8mm x 6mm oval-shaped blue Sapphire precious treated gemstones, complimented by several stunning faceted cut sparkling 1mm x 1mm round-shaped Cubic Zirconia (lab) gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    One of the birthstones for September, sapphire’s symbolism is as diverse as its hues, having been associated with youth and old age, power and kindness, and wealth alongside freedom from envy.
     
    These dazzling gemstone stud earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box and organza bag beautifully presented making an ideal gift.
     
    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.
     
    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome
     
    WHJ6273
     

    £89.95
  • Chrome Diopside with Ethiopian Opal & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    Chrome Diopside with Ethiopian Opal & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    A delightful pair of gemstone earrings featuring sensational 8mm x 6mm ovals of earth-mined Ethiopian opal, perfectly complemented by stunningly sparkling 6mm x 4mm faceted ovals of chrome diopside and several 1mm x 1mm rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Dolbadarn Castle. Constructed during the reign of mighty medieval king Llywelyn the Great, its time-worn walls enclose a circular inner tower which stands, a lonely sentinel, over the enchanting, storied landscape of Snowdonia.
     

    Like 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 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.
     

    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.
     

    35mm long (~1¼ 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.
     

    WHJ4147

    £89.50