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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    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

    £80.55
  • Cubic Zirconia, Midnight Blue Goldstone, Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Earrings

    These captivating earrings feature stunningly unique 8mm x 8mm rounds of midnight-blue goldstone, complemented by several sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each gemstone is elegantly hand-set in sterling silver, sitting in bezel and claw settings, respectively.

     

    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.

     

    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 man-made wonder, goldstone glimmers with flecks of cobalt or manganese which shine, star-like, upon its smooth, colour-rich surface.

     

    20mm long (~¾ 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. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3773

    £39.95
  • Emerald & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    A delightful pair of gemstone earrings showcasing magnificent natural 4mm x 3mm ovals of precious green emerald, delicately complemented by stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting adorned with a charming unique design.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the castle of Dinas Bran near Llangollen, Denbighshire. Situated atop a steep hill, this 13th-century ruin offers a commanding view of the local landscape, its crumbling grey walls framing the delicate green and purple hues of the nature below with the decaying remnants of bygone military might.
     

    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 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.
     

    42mm long (~1½ 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.
     

    WHJ4099

    £79.95
  • Emerald & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Pendant

    A remarkable gemstone pendant showcasing a magnificent 4mm x 3mm oval of natural green emerald, delicately complemented by stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm rounds of faceted-cut cubic zirconia and delicately hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting adorned with a charming unique design.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the castle of Dinas Bran near Llangollen, Denbighshire. Situated atop a steep hill, this 13th-century ruin offers a commanding view of the local landscape, its crumbling grey walls framing the delicate green and purple hues of the nature below with the decaying remnants of bygone military might.
     

    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 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.
     

    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. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ4100

    £79.95
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    Emerald & Ethiopian Opal with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    An enchanting pair of earrings showcasing a magnificent 6mm x 4mm oval of earth-mined Ethiopian opal alongside a wonderful 5mm x 4mm oval of natural green emerald and several stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted 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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    32mm long (~1 ¼ 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.
     

    WHJ3834

    £71.95
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    Emerald & Ethiopian Opal with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace

    A breathtaking pendant showcasing a magnificent 6mm x 4mm oval of earth-mined Ethiopian opal alongside two wonderful 5mm x 4mm ovals of natural green emerald and several stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted 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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    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. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3835

    £71.95
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    Emerald and Ethiopian Opal with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Bracelet

    A charming bracelet showcasing a magnificent 6mm x 4mm oval of earth-mined Ethiopian opal alongside two wonderful 5mm x 4mm ovals of natural green emerald and several stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted 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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    7.5 inches long, this dazzling gemstone bracelet 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.
     

    WHJ3836

    £71.95
  • Emerald, Blue Topaz and Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    Lovely combination of gemstones handset in sterling silver comprising of 6mm x 6mm round natural Emerald gemstone,  7mm x 5mm faceted cut Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones, 2mm x 2mm and 1mm x 1mm Cubic Zirconia gemstones.

     

    This bespoke jewellery is inspired by Dolbadarn Castle, which stands a lone sentry on a rocky crag, keeper of the ruggedly beautiful Llanberis Pass. Overlooking Llyn Padarn, this stronghold is situated between Caernarfon and Snowdonia, and is recognised as one of North Wales’ finest treasures.

     

    Serving as a birthstone for the month of May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has been worshipped as a god by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.

    One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Beliefs around topaz vary – Hindu mythology points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom, whilst some 13th-century mystics claimed that it could sharpen and even restore eyesight and cure mental illness. Because of this, it is often viewed as a sacred stone.

    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, both from asteroids and the moon. Some claim that it aids in controlling one’s ego and selfishness, as well as in gaining a strong mental and spiritual clarity.

     

    45mm long (~1 1/2 inchs), 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

     

    WHJ3602

    £89.95
  • Emerald, Blue Topaz and Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace

    Lovely combination of gemstones handset in sterling silver comprising of 6mm x 6mm round natural Emerald gemstone,  7mm x 5mm faceted cut Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones, 2mm x 2mm and 1mm x 1mm Cubic Zirconia gemstones.

     

    This bespoke jewellery is inspired by Dolbadarn Castle, which stands a lone sentry on a rocky crag, keeper of the ruggedly beautiful Llanberis Pass. Overlooking Llyn Padarn, this stronghold is situated between Caernarfon and Snowdonia, and is recognised as one of North Wales’ finest treasures.

     

    Serving as a birthstone for the month of May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has been worshipped as a god by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.

     

    One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Beliefs around topaz vary – Hindu mythology points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom, whilst some 13th-century mystics claimed that it could sharpen and even restore eyesight and cure mental illness. Because of this, it is often viewed as a sacred stone.

     

    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, both from asteroids and the moon. Some claim that it aids in controlling one’s ego and selfishness, as well as in gaining a strong mental and spiritual clarity.

     

    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. Commissions welcome.

     

    WHJ3602

    £89.95
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    Jewellery Set of Emerald & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace & Earrings

    A sensational set of bespoke matching jewellery, including sterling silver earrings and necklace. Here, magnificent 4mm x 3mm ovals of natural precious green emerald are perfectly complemented by stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted-cut rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is delicately hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting adorned with a charmingly unique design.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the castle of Dinas Bran near Llangollen, Denbighshire. Situated atop a steep hill, this 13th-century ruin offers a commanding view of the local landscape, its crumbling grey walls framing the delicate green and purple hues of the nature below with the decaying remnants of bygone military might.
     

    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 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.
     

    This pendant, attached to an 18-inch chain, will come alongside these 42mm long (~1½ inches) 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.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ4101-99-100

    £144.00
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    Matching Jewellery Set, Natural Emerald, Blue Topaz, Cubic Zirconia, Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Necklace & Earrings

    Lovely combination of gemstones handset in sterling silver comprising of 6mm x 6mm round natural Emerald gemstone,  7mm x 5mm faceted cut Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones, 2mm x 2mm and 1mm x 1mm Cubic Zirconia gemstones.

     

    This bespoke jewellery is inspired by Dolbadarn Castle, which stands a lone sentry on a rocky crag, keeper of the ruggedly beautiful Llanberis Pass. Overlooking Llyn Padarn, this stronghold is situated between Caernarfon and Snowdonia, and is recognised as one of North Wales’ finest treasures.

     

    Serving as a birthstone for the month of May, emerald has often been called the ‘Jewel of Kings’ due to its close ties with historical royalty – it was popularised by the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra, and has remained in fashion since. Surpassing even royalty, emerald has been worshipped as a god by some cultures, namely those in South America prior to the Spanish conquest, who deified the stone for its immense, undeniable beauty.

     

    One of November’s birthstones, topaz is thought to be named after the Sanskrit tapas, meaning ‘fire’. Beliefs around topaz vary – Hindu mythology points to its functions as a lengthener of life and provider of wisdom, whilst some 13th-century mystics claimed that it could sharpen and even restore eyesight and cure mental illness. Because of this, it is often viewed as a sacred stone.

     

    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, both from asteroids and the moon. Some claim that it aids in controlling one’s ego and selfishness, as well as in gaining a strong mental and spiritual clarity.

     

    45mm long (~1 1/2 inchs), 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.

     

    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. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3604-02-03

    £162.00
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    Matching Set of Emerald & Ethiopian Opal with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Jewellery Necklace & Bracelet

    A breathtaking matching set of bespoke sterling silver jewellery, pairing a lovely necklace with an equally charming bracelet. Both feature magnificent 6mm x 4mm ovals of earth-mined Ethiopian opal precious gemstones, elegantly complemented by wonderful 5mm x 4mm ovals of natural green emerald and several stunningly sparkling 1mm x 1mm faceted rounds of lab-grown cubic zirconia. Each of these impressive gemstones is delicately hand-set in a stylishly simple 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.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    This pendant, attached to an 18-inch chain, will come alongside this 7.5 inch bracelet, 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.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3838-35-36

    £144.00