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 Ethiopian Opal & Ceylon Sapphire Sterling Silver Earrings

    This eye-catching pair of earrings boasts several serenely beautiful gemstones, each hand-set in claw settings made from sterling silver, including a AAA Quality 8mm x 6mm pear drop Ethiopian Opal, and two natural 5mm x 4mm oval Ceylon Sapphires.

     

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by Lake Crafnant, an expansive reservoir graced with clear blue waters and ringed by the emerald green of Gwydir forest. At its head stands the remarkable ridge of Cefn Cyfarwydd, the edge of a breathtaking mountain range.

     

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    38mm long (~1 1/2inch), 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.

     

     

    WHJ3312

    £145.00
  • AAA Ethiopian Opal & Ceylon Sapphire Sterling Silver Necklace

    This eye-catching piece boasts two serenely beautiful gemstones, each hand-set in claw settings made from sterling silver, including a AAA Quality 11mm x 7mm pear drop Ethiopian Opal, and a natural 5mm x 4mm oval Ceylon Sapphire.

     

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by Lake Crafnant, an expansive reservoir graced with clear blue waters and ringed by the emerald green of Gwydir forest. At its head stands the remarkable ridge of Cefn Cyfarwydd, the edge of a breathtaking mountain range.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    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.

     

     

    WHJ3313

    £145.00
  • 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
  • Aqua Aura Quartz Sterling Silver Necklace

    Wonderfully crafted faceted cut sparkling 12mm x 12mm round Aqua Aura Quartz gemstone, with its unique blue green colour and metallic gleam. This gemstone is hand set in sterling silver in a bezel setting that showcases the gemstone perfectly!

     

    Nestled in the Berwyn Mountains lies the dramatic lake Vyrnwy situated in Powys, Wales, with its beautiful blue water surrounded by green woodland and mountains the perfect inspiration for this necklace.

     

    Aqua Aura Quartz is a beautiful bright blue quartz crystal created from the result of a special process involving gold. The crystals are heated and fine vaporised gold is bonded to the crystal’s surface. These lovely stones have a very high and quite intense energy, that activates all of the chakras.

     

    This contemporary necklace comes on an 18 inch sterling silver chain and comes in a unique gift box with the image of its inspiration in the lid of the box and organza bag, beautiful presented making the ideal gift.

     

    Thanks for Looking Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3400

    £49.95
  • 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 and Aquamarine Sterling Silver Necklace

    Two serene natural 4mm x 4mm round Aquamarine gemstones, complemented by two beautifully faceted cut sparkling 4mm x 4mm square Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting!

     

    This lovely pendant is inspired by my photograph of Llyn Trawsfynydd, which is a large man-made reservoir situated near the village of Trawsfynydd in Gwynedd, North Wales. With a total surface area of 4.8 km² the reservoir is slightly more extensive than Wales’s largest natural lake, Bala Lake

     

    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 March birthstone, aquamarine is named after the calming blue-green hues of the ocean waters with which it shares its gorgeous colouring. Due to this tie with the seas, it has been thought by many to offer mystical protection to sailors and fishermen. Some ancient folklore strengthens this maritime association even further, going as far as to describe the gemstone as the treasure of mermaids!

     

    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

     

    WHJ3459

    £46.95
  • 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 Gold Accent Sterling Silver Necklace

    Gorgeous faceted cut sparkling 5mm x 5mm teardrop lake Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstone. This gemstone is hand set in a beautiful sterling silver uniqued design with 9ct Gold accents  on the Celtic knot design.

     

    This elegant necklace is inspired by my photograph of Lake Tegid in Gwynedd, North Wales. The rivers Tryweryn and Dee flow either side of Bala, creating Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) – Wales’ largest natural lake and a wonderful inspiration. 

     

    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.

     

    This stunning pendant comes on an 18 inch sterling silver chain and in a unique gift box with the image of its inspiration in the lid of the box and in an organza bag, beautifully presented making a great gift.

     

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking

     

    WHJ3399

    £39.95
  • Blue Topaz Rectangular & Ethiopian Opal Gemstone Sterling Silver Earrings

    Stunning faceted cut 6mm x 7mm rectangular blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones complimented by 10mm x 8mm oval natural earth mined Ethiopian Opal semi-precious gemstone hand set in a solid sterling silver bezel setting with a contemporary drop design.

    This Jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Celtic Lakes. Well known of its fishing and beautiful blue lakes, Located in North Wales!

    Topaz is the birthstone for November and means Sincerity, Courage & Wisdom.
    Opal is the birthstone for October and means Wisdom, Purity & Hope.

    These earrings are 39mm 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

    £125.00
  • Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Earrings

    Faceted cut 12mm x 7mm inverted teardrop & 4mm x 4mm round natural Blue Topaz semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silverin a bezel setting.

     

    This jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the beautiful blue waters of Lake Tegid. The name Tegid may be related to Welsh ‘teg’, meaning “fair”. It was the largest natural body of water in Wales before its level was raised by Thomas Telford to help support the flow of the Ellesmere Canal.

     

    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.

     

    35mm 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.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3513

    £46.95
  • 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
  • Ceylon Sapphire and Peridot Sterling Silver Earrings

    Naturally stunning 6mm x 6mm square-shaped and 3mm x 3mm round Ceylon sapphire gemstones in a rich blue hue, gorgeously complemented by striking 8mm x 6mm inverted pear-shaped green peridot (lab) gemstones. These are hand-set in sterling silver in claw settings which showcase them perfectly!

     

    Inspired by the beautiful deep blue  Llynnau Mymbyr, which  is set amongst the stunning landscape of Snowdonia’s highest peaks. These twin lakes are also known as the Capel Curig Lakes and are around 3/4 mile long, with a chilling blue depth of 30 metres.

     

    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.

     

    These handmade sterling silver earrings are 37mm long (~1 1/2 inch) and come in a gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented making them a unique gift.

     

    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3302

    £135.00