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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  • AAA Ethiopia Opal Sterling Silver Earrings

    Wonderful AAA Quality 7mm x 5mm pear drop earth mined Ethiopian Opal semi-precious cabochon gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in a beautiful sterling silver nature design with 9ct Gold accents in a bezel setting!

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by Bodelwyddan Castle, a towering bastion of stone which has stood near Rhyl, Denbighshire in some form since the 15th century. Veiled in startling red ivy against a backdrop of verdant greenery, this alabaster-like fortress perfectly encompasses the medieval charm which draws many to Wales.

     

    As with other opals, Ethiopian opal is a birthstone for October, associated with love and passion. They are also said to be a decidedly positive stone, brimming with positive energy and joyous emotion, whilst also invoking the calmness and restraint required to balance such ardour.

     

    36mm long (~1 1/4 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.

     

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking

     

    WHJ3481

    £59.95
  • AAA Garnet Gemstone Sterling Silver Earrings

    Wonderful AAA quality 7mm x 7mm round deep red Garnet semi-precious natural gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a simple yet elegant bezel setting that showcases the gemstones perfectly.

     

    This handmade piece is inspired by 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 is a wonderfully diverse gemstone which has been used for decorative purposes as far back as the Bronze Age thanks to its captivating beauty; garnet jewellery has been found amongst the relics of ancient Greece and Egypt. Historically, it has also been associated with friendship and faithfulness through links to numerous myths and legends.

     

    25mm long (~1 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.

     

    WHJ3494

    £39.95
  • Chalamar Black Opal Sterling Silver Earrings

    Delightfully crafted 9mm x 6mm pear drop Black Chalama Opal semi-precious gemstones with green colour flecks. These gemstones are hand set in a beautiful sterling silver Celtic design in a claw setting.

     

    Occupying a lofty, lonely spot overlooking the waters of Llyn Padarn, native-built Dolbadarn Castle was once a vital link in the defences of the ancient kingdom of Gwynedd. Framed by the beautiful green mountains this wonderful monument is inspiration for this lovely jewellery.

     

    An October birthstone, opal is thought to be named simply after the Sanskrit upala, meaning ‘precious stone’ – its historical and symbolic associations, however, are far more complex. Dubbed the ‘Patron of Thieves’, this gemstone was once believed to enable the wearer to turn invisible, and medieval women prized them as they were said to prevent fair hair from losing its lustre. Now, though, the opal is more commonly seen more broadly as a stone of protection and love.

     

    48mm long (~1 3/4 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.

     

    WHJ3464

    £69.95
  • Morganite, Gemstone, Rose Gold Accent, Sterling Silver, Necklace

    Stunning faceted cut sparkling 8mm x 6mm inverted pear drop pink Morganite gemstone. This gemstone is hand set in a lovely sterling silver Celtic Heart design with Rose Gold accents in a claw setting!

     

    This handmade piece is inspired by 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.

     

    Morganite is a heart chakra stone and carries the energy of Divine love and compassion. It is an excellent stone to work with emotional trauma. It helps you come to terms with past pain and see the meaning and purpose of it in the larger path of your life.

     

    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.

     

    WHJ3546

    £59.95
  • Natural Garnet Sterling Silver Earrings

    Magnificent faceted cut sparkling 7mm x 5mm oval red natural Garnet semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in a lovely sterling silver unique design in a claw setting!

     

    Ruthin Castle is built on a red sandstone ridge 100 feet above the Clwyd valley, overlooking a strategic river crossing. The first documented castle was given to Prince Dafydd ap Gruffydd by King Eward in 1277. It was known as Castell Coch yn yr Gwernfor – the red castle in the great marsh – and the redness of its sandstone walls can be seen to this day and is an inspiration for these garnet earrings.

     

    One of the birthstones for January, garnet is a wonderfully diverse gemstone which has been used for decorative purposes as far back as the Bronze Age thanks to its captivating beauty; garnet jewellery has been found amongst the relics of ancient Greece and Egypt. Historically, it has also been associated with friendship and faithfulness through links to numerous myths and legends.

     

    These bespoke sterling silver earrings are 34mm long (~1 1/4 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.

    Thanks for looking Commissions welcome.

    WHJ3131

    £59.95
  • Natural Pink Morganite, Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Stud Earrings

    Stunning faceted cut natural 8mm x 4mm marquise pink Morganite gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in a lovely sterling silver minimalistic design in a claw setting!

     

    Given its name after renowned American financier J.P. Morgan, morganite – a truly arresting gemstone – thus bears an inherent association with wealth and prosperity. This aside, some also claim that it aids in fostering unconditional love and uncovering suppressed emotions.

     

    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 you for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3550

    £29.95
  • Natural Red Garnet, Gemstones, Rose Gold Accents, Sterling Silver, Earrings

    Amazing quality natural faceted cut 5mm x 3mm oval red Garnet gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in a lovely sterling silver Celtic design with Rose Gold accents in a claw setting!

     

    One of the birthstones for January, garnet is a wonderfully diverse gemstone which has been used for decorative purposes as far back as the Bronze Age thanks to its captivating beauty; garnet jewellery has been found amongst the relics of ancient Greece and Egypt. Historically, it has also been associated with friendship and faithfulness through links to numerous myths and legends.

     

    This handmade piece is inspired by 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.

     

    42mm 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.

     

    WHJ3554

    £49.95
  • Smokey Quartz Sterling Silver Celtic Earrings

    Beautifully faceted cut 8mm x 6mm oval Smokey Quartz gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in a beautiful sterling silver Celtic design in a claw setting that showcases the gemstone perfectly!

     

    Sitting peacefully in the fields beneath Llangollen’s steep green mountains, lies the ruins of Valle Crucis Abbey. The 13th Century ruins, once inhabited by Cistercian Monks, still retain many original features including the glorious west front complete with an elaborate, richly carved doorway, which is the perfect inspiration for these earrings.

     

    Acting as a birthstone for the month of November, smokey quartz is a mesmerising gemstone with several symbolic associations and applications. Traditionally, German and Austrian folklore has described quartz as a source of good fortune and protection from harm, and ancient Celtic druids reportedly saw it as a stone of immense power, channelling the energies of the Earth.

     

    These earrings are 40mm long (~1 1/2 inch) and come in a special gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented in an organza bag.

     

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking

     

    WHJ3013

    £34.95