Jewellery Inspired by Moorlands

A rich selection of amethyst, garnets and ruby gemstones together with organic sterling silver design stimulates the senses, embracing the evocative stretching moorland landscape, iron age hillforts and ancient history. The Clwydian range is an unmistakable chain of purple heather-clad summits, beyond the windswept Horseshoe Pass are breathtaking views into infinity which create the inspiration for special sterling silver jewellery handmade for you in the hills of North Wales.

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  • AAA Ethiopian Opal, Ruby & Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Earrings

    Gorgeous AAA quality 9mm x 7mm oval Ethiopian Opal gemstones, complimented by beautifully faceted cut sparkling 6mm x 4mm inverted pear drop natural red Ruby gemstones & 3mm x 3mm round Cubic Zirconia (lab) gemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting!

     

    These striking earring are inspired by my photo of the Llantysyllio moors;  a stunning range of endless peaks above the pretty town of Llangollen. Stunning for hiking, guaranteed to take your breath away literally and emotionally when you see the views they are a perfect inspiration for my jewellery.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    A birthstone for July, ruby has stood as a symbol of power and success since antiquity; 8th-century Arabic mystics decreed that dreams of rubies foretold good fortune and great satisfaction in life. Thanks to their traditional blood-red hue, rubies have been tied to life and health throughout history – ancient Burmese warriors even believed that these gemstones rendered their wearers near-immortal.

     

    These stunning earrings are 38mm long (~1 1/2 Inch) and come in a unique gift box with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented making a special gift.

     

    Thanks you for looking. Commissions welcome

     

    WHJ3040

    £225.00
  • AAA Quality Purple Amethyst & Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Gemstone Earrings

    An enchanting pair of gemstone earrings showcasing remarkable AAA-quality 9mm x 9mm trillions of semi-precious purple amethyst, delicately complemented by stunning AAA-quality 5mm x 5mm cushion-cut gemstones of eye-catching blue topaz. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver bezel or claw setting, respectively.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Hiraethog, an area of untouched natural beauty on the doorstep of Snowdonia graced with the heavenly purple tones of heather-rich moorland. Its name translates to ‘The Hills of Longing’, and its tranquil landscapes are characterised by the pastoral charm synonymous with the Welsh countryside.
     

    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 February birthstone, amethyst has traditionally symbolised sobriety – its name derives from the Greek ametusthos, “not intoxicated”. More recently, it has also been tied to deep emotional bonds.
     

    36mm long (~1¼ 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.
     

    WHJ3450

    £85.00
  • AAA-Quality Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Gemstone Necklace Pendant

    A charming gemstone pendant showcasing a remarkable AAA-quality 12mm x 8mm pear-drop of serene Ethiopian opal, elegantly hand-set in a stylishly simple sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Graigfechan, where a valley of verdant green fields dotted with blooming deciduous trees stretches to the horizon, gently sloping hills evoking the calmness and serenity of country life.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    WHJ3479

    £74.95
  • Amethyst & Ethiopian Opal Sterling Silver Studded Drop Earrings

    A captivating pair of earrings showcasing wonderful 9mm x 5mm pear-drops of earth-mined Ethiopian opal alongside three stunningly sparkling 5mm x 3mm pear-drops and one 3mm x 3mm round of faceted-cut semi-precious purple amethyst. 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 Moel Famau, where blooms of beautifully pink and purple heather act as a rich and vibrant highlight amongst the subdued moorland hues en-route to an ancient local landmark.
     

    A February birthstone, amethyst has traditionally symbolised sobriety – its name derives from the Greek ametusthos, “not intoxicated”. More recently, it has also been tied to deep emotional bonds.
     

    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.
     

    44mm long (~1 ¾ 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.
     

    WHJ3922

    £79.95
  • Amethyst, Cubic Zirconia, Sterling Silver, Necklace

    Beautifully faceted cut sparkling 14mm x 7mm & 7mm x 5mm pear drop purple Amethyst semi-precious gemstones, complimented by stunning faceted cut sparkling Cubic Zirconia gemstones that are embedded in sterling silver. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a bezel setting!

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Maesyrchen – here, the dazzlingly vivid purple heather brings the moorland to life, infusing it with breathtaking colour.

     

    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.

     

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

    Commissions welcome

    WHJ3362

    £79.95
  • Aquamarine with Pink Rhodolite Garnet & Morganite Sterling Silver Earrings

    These charming earrings feature enchanting 9mm x 9mm rounds of cabochon-cut natural pink morganite, stunningly sparkling 5mm x 3mm faceted ovals of aquamarine, and two 1mm x 1mm rounds of semi-precious pink rhodolite garnet. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in either a stylish sterling silver bezel setting or claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Offa’s Dyke, an astonishing earthwork that runs along the Welsh border. It is named after Offa, an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon king who ordered its construction in an attempt to fortify his kingdom of Mercia against the neighbouring forces of Wales.
     

    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.
     

    Named after renowned American financier J.P. Morgan, morganite bears an inherent association with wealth and prosperity. Some also claim that it aids in fostering unconditional love.
     

    36mm long (~1 ¼ 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.
     

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking.
     

    WHJ3939

    £56.95
  • Bi-Colour Topaz Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings

    Gorgeous faceted cut sparkling 6mm x 6mm round Bi-Colour Topaz semi-precious gemstones with Bronze and Pink colours depending on the light, complimented by stunning faceted cut 7mm x 7mm round purple Amethyst gemstones. These gestones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting!

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Moel Arthur, where muted pinks, subtle purples, and tones of burnt orange blend delicately into the soft green hills.

     

    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.

     

    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 stunning earrings are 35mm long (~1 1/4 inch) and come boxed with the image of their inspiration in the lid of the box and beautifully presented making them the perfect gift from Wales.

     

    Thanks for looking

     

    WHJ3391

    £59.95
  • Ethiopian Opal & Amethyst Gemstone Sterling Silver Drop Earrings

    These enchanting earrings showcase stunningly sparkling 9mm x 6mm faceted-cut pear-drops of purple amethyst, delicately complemented by remarkable 7mm x 5mm ovals of natural earth-mined Ethiopian opal. Each of these impressive gemstones is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver bezel setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Hiraethog, an area of untouched natural beauty on the doorstep of Snowdonia graced with the heavenly purple tones of heather-rich moorland. Its name translates to ‘The Hills of Longing’, and its tranquil landscapes are characterised by the pastoral charm synonymous with the Welsh countryside.
     

    A February birthstone, amethyst has traditionally symbolised sobriety – its name derives from the Greek ametusthos, “not intoxicated”. More recently, it has also been tied to deep emotional bonds.
     

    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.
     

    34mm long (~1½ 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.
     

    WHJ3055

    £59.95
  • Ethiopian Opal & Blue Topaz with Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Gemstone Pendant

    A captivating necklace featuring a high-quality 9mm x 6mm pear-drop of earth-mined Ethiopian opal, delicately complemented by two stunningly sparkling 7mm x 5mm faceted pear-drops of semi-precious blue topaz, two 2mm x 2mm rounds & several 1mm x 1mm rounds of faceted 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 Moel Mordydd, where the subdued shades of purple heather provide a gorgeous contrast to the vibrant green hills and deep blue sky.
     

    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.
     

    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.
     

    WHJ3840

    £89.95
  • Ethiopian Opal & Purple Amethyst Sterling Silver Earrings

    These captivating sterling silver earrings boast a pair of mesmerising gemstones, including a stunning faceted cut 12mm x 6mm marquise purple Amethyst, and a naturally wonderful 7mm x 5mm oval earth-mined Ethiopian Opal, both hand-set in elegant bezel settings.

     

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Offa’s Dyke, which is an amazing linear earthwork that roughly follows the Welsh border. Its name comes from the man who demanded that it be built: Offa, an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon king.

     

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    40mm long (~1 1/2 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.

     

     

    WHJ3334

    £59.95
  • Ethiopian Opal and Garnet Sterling Silver Earrings

    Two natural 7mm x 5mm oval Ethiopian Opal gemstones, complimented by faceted cut 5mm x 5mm round AAA quality Garnet  semi-preciousgemstones. These gemstones are hand set in sterling silver in a claw setting which allows the light through the gemstones.

     

    This stunning jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Moel Famau, where blooms of beautifully pink and purple heather act as a rich and vibrant highlight to the subdued moorland hues en-route to an ancient local landmark.

     

    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.

    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.

     

    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.

     

    Commissions welcome. Thanks for looking

     

    WHJ3495

    £89.95
  • Ethiopian Opal with Pink & Green & Champagne Tourmaline Sterling Silver Earrings

    A stunning pair of gemstone earrings bursting with both colour and character. Here, wonderful 8mm x 4mm marquises of earth-mined Ethiopian opal are showcased alongside delightful 3mm x 3mm rounds of pink tourmaline, 2mm x 2mm rounds and two 4mm x 3mm ovals of serene green tourmaline, and 4mm x 3mm ovals of eye-catching champagne tourmaline. Each of the gemstones amongst this impressive array is elegantly hand-set in a stylish sterling silver claw setting.
     

    This handmade jewellery is inspired by my photograph of Moel Mordydd, where the subdued shades of purple heather provide a gorgeous contrast to the vibrant green hills and deep blue sky.
     

    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.
    An October birthstone, tourmaline was reported by one 18th-century Dutch scientist to induce sleep, whilst ancient traditions from Africa and India believe it to strengthen moral judgement.
     

    42mm long (~1½ 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.
     

    WHJ3980

    £79.95