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 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
  • Apatite Leaf Earrings, Neon Blue Apatite, Leaf Design, Sterling Silver

    Apatite Leaf Earrings, Neon Blue Apatite, Leaf Design, Sterling Silver

     
    Stunning faceted cut sparkling 4mm x 4mm round-shaped Neon Blue Apatite semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in a beautiful sterling silver Leaf Design in a bezel setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Lake Bala in Gwynedd, North Wales. Formed by the rivers Tryweryn and Dee and known as ‘Llyn Tegid’ to the locals, these expansive, captivating waters are both the largest natural lake in Wales and the supposed home of mythical monster ‘Teggie’, the nation’s own answer to the Loch Ness Monster. 
     
    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.
     
    36mm 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.
     
    Thanks for looking. Commissions welcome
     
    WHJ5060
     

    £39.95
  • Apatite Sterling Silver Earrings with Rose Gold Accents

    An enchanting pair of gemstone earrings showcasing a colourful neon-blue 6mm x 4mm oval of natural semi-precious apatite, elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting adorned with a Celtic design and rich accents of rose gold.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Llyn Trawsfynydd, a sweeping reservoir which dwarfs even Wales’ largest natural lake, Bala. Gorgeously clear, its enchanting waters play host to a rich variety of wildlife which draws fishing enthusiasts from afar.
     

    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.
     

    45mm long (~1¾ 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.
     

    WHJ4076

    £59.95
  • Apatite Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    These eye-catching earrings showcase unusually colourful neon-blue 8mm x 6mm rectangular gemstones of semi-precious apatite semi-precious, elegantly hand-set in the stylish simplicity of sterling silver claw settings.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Llandudno coastline, where the white and gold of sandy beaches sinks into the sapphire waters of the Irish Sea, the emerald grassland and chalky rock of the Great Orme rising dramatically in the background.
     

    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.
     

    38mm 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.
     

    WHJ4055

    £49.95
  • Aquamarine Garnet Earrings, Rhodolite Pink Garnet, Semi Precious Gemstone, Sterling Silver

    Aquamarine Garnet Earrings, Rhodolite Pink Garnet, Semi Precious Gemstone, Sterling Silver

     
    Amazing quality 7mm x 5mm oval-shaped natural Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones, complimented by 6mm x 4mm pear drop, 3mm x 3mm round & two 2mm x 2mm round-shaped pink Rhodolite garnet semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong 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.
     
    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 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.
     
    40mm 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
     
    WHJ5061
     

    £120.00
  • Aquamarine Opal Earrings, Natural Aquamarine, Ethiopian Opal, Semi Precious Gemstones, Sterling Silver,

     
    Four amazing faceted cut sparkling 4mm x 4mm round-shaped natural Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones, complemented by two lovely 4mm x 5mm oval-shaped natural earth mined Ethiopian Opal semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Llandudno coastline, where the white and gold of sandy beaches sink into the sapphire waters of the Irish Sea, the emerald grassland and chalky rock of the Great Orme rising dramatically in the background.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    52mm 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!
     
    WHJ5039
     

    £120.00
  • Aquamarine Opal Necklace, Natural Aquamarine, Ethiopian Opal, Semi Precious Gemstones, Sterling Silver

     
    Four amazing faceted cut sparkling 4mm x 4mm round-shaped natural Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones, complemented by two lovely 4mm x 5mm oval-shaped natural earth mined Ethiopian Opal semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Llandudno coastline, where the white and gold of sandy beaches sink into the sapphire waters of the Irish Sea, the emerald grassland and chalky rock of the Great Orme rising dramatically in the background.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    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!
     
    WHJ5039
     

    £110.00
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    Aquamarine Opal Set, Natural Aquamarine, Ethiopian Opal, Semi Precious Gemstones, Sterling Silver, Necklace & Earrings

     
    This is a wonderful faceted cut bespoke matching jewellery set of sterling silver earrings and necklace. Both the earrings & necklace are four amazing faceted cut sparkling 4mm x 4mm round-shaped natural Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones, complemented by two lovely 4mm x 5mm oval-shaped natural earth mined Ethiopian Opal semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong setting!
     
    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of the Llandudno coastline, where the white and gold of sandy beaches sink into the sapphire waters of the Irish Sea, the emerald grassland and chalky rock of the Great Orme rising dramatically in the background.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    This pendant, attached to an 18-inch chain, will come alongside these 52mm long (~2 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!
     
    WHJ5041
     

    £207.00
  • Aquamarine Peridot Earrings, Ice Aquamarine, Rhodolite Pink Garnet, Semi Precious Gemstone, Sterling Silver

    Amazing quality 8mm x 6mm oval-shaped Ice Aquamarine semi-precious gemstones, complimented by two gorgeous faceted cut sparkling 2mm x 2mm round-shaped pink Rhodolite garnet semi-precious gemstones & two 6mm x 4mm oval-shaped green Peridot semi-precious gemstones. These gemstones are handset in sterling silver in a prong 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.
     
    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 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.
     
    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.
     
    46mm long (~1 3/4 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
     
    WHJ5151
     

    £120.00
  • 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 & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Stud Drop Earrings

    A sensational pair of gemstone earrings showcasing stunningly sparkling 11mm x 9mm cushion-cut gemstones of faceted blue topaz alongside 4mm x 4mm rounds of glimmering cubic zirconia. 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 Snowdonia’s staggering Lake Cowlyd. Set amongst the Carneddau range of mountains, these deep and enchanting waters are accessible only via a challenging uphill path which demands determination in those that follow it. The required effort pays off, however, revealing a decidedly dramatic, desolate landscape bare of trees and rich in rough-hewn rock.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    18mm long (~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.
     

    WHJ4129

    £59.95