Jewellery Inspired by Lakes

Lake blue opals, iolites and sapphires and flowing designs reflect the deep tranquility of the rippling lakes of Alwen and Brenig with their calm and reflective landscapes. Just on the edge of Snowdonia National Park lake Vyrnwy is set among the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains with spectacular waterfalls and unspoilt countryside creating the perfect inspiration for serene bespoke sterling silver jewellery handmade for you in the hills of North Wales.

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  • AAA Quality Blue Topaz & Pink Sapphire Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    An enchanting pair of earrings showcasing remarkable AAA-quality 6mm x 4mm pear-shaped and 4mm x 4mm cushion-cut blue topaz gemstones alongside captivating 9mm x 7mm ovals of lab-grown pink sapphire. 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 the historic Llyn Celyn, which, despite its peaceful appearance, bears a controversial history. A man-made reservoir, the creation of this lake involved the submersion of the village of Tryweryn, some of which is still visible today during rare droughts. On most days I visit, the lake’s serene, mid-blue waters speak little of its turbulent past.
     

    A November birthstone, 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.
     

    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.
     

    44mm long (~1 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.
     

    WHJ3265

    £79.95
  • AAA Quality Green Peridot with Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    A remarkable pair of gemstone earrings showcasing stunningly sparkling AAA-quality 9mm x 7mm faceted pear-drops of semi-precious green peridot, delicately complemented by eye-catching 6mm x 4mm pear-drops & 5mm x 5mm cushion-cut faceted blue topaz. 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 the spectacular Llynnau Mymbyr, set amongst the stunning landscape of Snowdonia’s highest peaks. Over a kilometre long, these twin lakes are also known as the ‘Capel Curig Lakes’, and offer a chilling blue depth of 30 metres.
     

    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.
     

    38mm long (~1 ½ 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.
     

    WHJ3259

    £79.95
  • AAA Quality Peridot with Apatite Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    A jaw-dropping pair of gemstone earrings featuring AAA-quality 9mm x 7mm pear-drops of semi-precious green peridot, delicately complemented by three stunningly sparkling 4mm x 3mm faceted-cut ovals of apatite. 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 the spectacular Llynnau Mymbyr, set amongst the stunning landscape of Snowdonia’s highest peaks. Over a kilometre long, these twin lakes are also known as the ‘Capel Curig Lakes’, and offer a chilling blue depth of 30 metres.
     

    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.
     

    Apatite, an arresting gemstone which naturally occurs in a broad array of hues, is named after the Greek apate (‘deceit’) as its varied colours have fooled many into mistaking it for other minerals.
     

    48mm 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.
     

    WHJ3287

    £69.95
  • AAA Quality Sky Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

    A lovely pair of sterling silver stud earrings boasting a AAA quality faceted cut sparkling 6mm x 6mm trllion Sky Blue Topaz gemstone each, hand-set in a claw setting bearing a minimalistic design.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    These dazzling gemstone earrings will arrive packaged in a small gift box. Combined with an organza bag, this results in a gorgeously-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.

     

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.

     

     

    WHJ3406

    £39.95
  • Angelite & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Stud Drop Earrings

    Hand set unusual 10mm x 10mm square Angelite semi-precious soft blue gemstone, accompanied by several stunning faceted cut sparkling 1mm x 1mm round Cubic Zirconia (lab) gemstones in a stud drop design

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Llyn Brenig, which despite being a hotspot for all manner of outdoor pursuits including hiking, cycling, running and watersports, still maintains an aura of staggering serenity in its panoramic views, wooded backdrops, and gorgeous shoreline vistas.

     

    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.

     

    These beautiful earrings are 24mm long (~1 inch) and come in a special gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box, and come in an organza gift bag, making the perfect gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3669

    £39.95
  • Aquamarine & Sterling Silver Gemstone Pendant

    A charming necklace showcasing a wonderful 11mm x 8mm oval of natural aquamarine, elegantly hand-set in an effortlessly stylish sterling silver bezel setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the choppy waters of Lake Bran. Situated in the heart of the upland Denbigh Moors, this environment offers a home, albeit an exposed one, to a plethora of wildlife and a few locals who enjoy not only fishing, but – in my case, at least – hiking and photography.
     

    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.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3786

    £49.95
  • Australian Opal & Green Peridot Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    These enchanting earrings showcase two stunningly sparkling 6mm x 4mm faceted ovals of natural green peridot, delicately complemented by beautiful 8mm x 6mm pear-drops of natural Australian opal doublet. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw or bezel setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Cronfa Alwen, a wonderful 5km-long reservoir near Pentre-Llyn-Cymmer, North Wales. A regular destination for us, this stunningly deep blue lake and its surrounding forests and moorland are a perfect backdrop for walking our excitable young Labrador.
     
    An October birthstone, Australian opal is a serene gemstone with lively mythological associations; according to Aboriginal Australian legend, a colossal opal reigns over the cosmos and all within.
     

    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.
     

    44mm long (~1¾ 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 wonderfully-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3112

    £125.00
  • Australian Opal and Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Earrings

    Wonderful colour 7mm x 7mm round natural Australian Opal Doublet semi-precious earth mined gemstones, complimented by stunning AAA quality faceted cut sparkling 5mm x 5mm cushion cut & 6mm x 4mm inverted pear drop Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a bezel setting and a claw setting respectfully!

     

    These earrings are inspired by my photo of Lake Celyn which has a calm appearance with a controversial history. A village in the deep valley of the Rive Trywern, at the foot of the Arenig Mountains was flooded to create a water supply for a major city. On occasions during rare droughts the top of the local chapel is revealed. On most days I visit the serene, calm and mid blue waters are the perfect landscape.

     

    An October birthstone which serves as the national stone of Australia, Australian opal is a serene gemstone with lively symbolic and mythological associations; according to Aboriginal Australian legend, a colossal opal reigns as a god over the cosmos and all within. As with all opals, Australian opal is said to protect travellers and promote love and passion.

     

    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.

     

    42mm 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

     

    WHJ3456

    £145.00
  • Blue Topaz & Natural Green Peridot Stud Drop Earrings

    An eye-catching pair of earrings showcasing two stunningly sparkling 6mm x 4mm faceted ovals of natural green peridot alongside gorgeously glimmering 9mm x 6mm pear-drops of faceted-cut blue topaz. Each of these gemstones is elegantly hand-set in stylish sterling silver claw and bezel settings, respectively.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of North Wales’ Lake Padarn, a glacially-carved basin of sapphire waters lying below the snow-capped peaks of Snowdonia, surrounded by 800 acres of natural parkland seamed with countless trails.
     

    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.
     

    29mm 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 wonderfully-presented pair which makes the perfect gift.
     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome.
     

    WHJ3099

    £59.95
  • Blue Topaz and Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Necklace

    Amazing faceted cut sparkling 9mm x 7mm inverted pear drop & 8mm x 8mm cushion cut natural Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones, complimented by three stunning faceted cut sparkling 2mm x 2mm round Cubic Zirconia gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting and bezel setting respectfully.

     

    This wonderful necklace is inspired by Lake Brenig. Activity enthusiasts central! Hiking, cycling, running, watersports and more all happen on and around Lake Brenig amongst panoramic views, forest backdrops, and shoreline vistas, yet its calm waters still manage to look serene and stunning.

     

    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.

     

    This pendant, attached to an 18 inch chain, will come alongside these Xmm long (~ YInch) 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

     

    WHJ3455

    £49.95
  • Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Necklace

    Handmade stirling silver bezel set faceted cut 9mm x 6mm inverted pear drop Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstone.

     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of North Wales’ Lake Padarn, a glacially-carved basin of sapphire waters lying below the snow-capped peaks of Snowdonia, surrounded by 800 acres of natural parkland seamed with countless trails.

     

    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.

     

    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

     

    WHJ3691

    £39.95
  • Ceylon Sapphire & Green Amethyst Sterling Silver Necklace

    This stunning piece boasts several gorgeous gemstones, each hand-set in bezel settings crafted from sterling silver, including a 6mm x 4mm oval & two 2mm x 2mm round Ceylon Sapphires, complimented by a sparkling 10mm x 10mm trillion green Amethyst featuring a faceted cut.

     

     

    Activity enthusiasts central! Hiking, cycling, running, watersports and more all happen on and around Lake Brenig amongst panoramic views, forest backdrops, and shoreline vistas, yet its calm waters still manage to look serene and stunning.

     

     

    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. Many also claim that the sapphire can clear and focus the mind; ancient Greeks would often wear this gemstone when consulting the Oracle of Delphi to better understand her cryptic predictions and guidance.

     

     

    A birthstone for those born in February, amethyst is a striking semi-precious gemstone which has traditionally symbolised sobriety and restraint – its name comes from the Greek ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”. More recently, amethyst has been associated with pure, loving relationships and deep emotional bonds.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    WHJ3311

    £59.95